Tuesday, April 24, 2012

NJ ASK released test, NJASK practice test, Grade 3,4,5,6,7,8

 NJ ASK Practice Test Online, NJ ASK (ELA) Reading, Language Arts Literacy test prep Grades 3, 4, 5, 6. 7. and 8. Use the NJ ASK test below to help students prepare for the NJASK assessment or the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge. The NJASK is a standardized test given to all New Jersey public-schooled students in grades 3-8 during (usually) March, April, or May, and is administered by the New Jersey Department of Education. 2013-2014. 
 
NJ Statewide Assessment Sample Test - NJ ASK

Language Arts Testing Vocabulary 3rd , 4th , 5th and 6th Grade

The standardized tests below are useful for students to prepare for the AJ ASK standardized testing. The tests are from the two states with the most rigorous state standards. The tests below are a good practice test to prepare for the AJ ASK. The MCAS and the CRCT measure many of the same language arts strands.
MCAS

Grade 3 [All Subjects, 2.6 MB]

Grade 4 [All Subjects, 4.62 MB]

Grade 5 [All Subjects, 7.02 MB]

Grade 6 [All Subjects, 2.16 MB]

Grade 7 [All Subjects, 4.14 MB]

Grade 8 [All Subjects, 4.05 MB]

Grade 10 [All Subjects, 1.34 MB]

High School [All Subjects, 6.82 MB]

MCAS Reading Test are Great Test Prep for the NJ ASK

Reading Comprehension 2013
Grade 3 English Language Arts Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension 2012
Grade 3 English Language Arts Reading Comprehension
Grade 8 English Language Arts Reading Comprehension

Older MCAS Test
Grade 3 [All Subjects]

Grade 4 [All Subjects]

Grade 5 [All Subjects]

Grade 6 [All Subjects]

Grade 7 [All Subjects]

Grade 8 [All Subjects]

Grade 10 [All Subjects]

High School [All Subjects]


Vocabulary

Second Grade
Language
Grammar/Phonics
Physical Science
Social Studies
Civics
History

Fourth Grade
Language
Grammar/Sentence Construction
Physical Science

Social Studies
Civics
History

Fifth Grade

Language
Grammar/Sentence Construction

NJ Ask  Reading Test Passages 
Grade 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 New Jersey Reading Test Passages | Free Printable NJ ASK Reading Passages PDF

Grade 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 NJ ASK Critical Thinking READING TEST Passages | Inference, Main Idea, Authors Purpose, Sequencing, Summary, Character Traits, Fiction and Non-Fiction (nonfiction) | NJ ASK ONE PAGE Printable CRITICAL THINKING Reading PASSAGES ALIGNED TO the New Jersey Assessments of Knowledge and Skill, and the COMMON CORE ELA Standards from Depaul University http://teacher.depaul.edu More Resources

2nd-3rd Grade NJ ASK Reading Test Practice
NJ ASK Grade Level Fiction Passages 
2nd-3rd Grade Reading Level
The Ants and the Grasshopper

NJ ASK Grade Level Nonfiction Reading Passages 
2nd-3rd Grade Reading Level

After the Chicago Fire sequence and summarize 
American Explorers evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Animal Studies infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Block Clubs infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Captain's Job infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago Changes identify and support the main idea in nonfiction texts
Chicago Fire sequence events, infer  motive, and write about nonfiction 
Chicago Legacy, DuSable's Choices and Changes locate and use information to analyze a situation, then write about it English / Spanish
Chicago's First Leader infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The First Flyers infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Grant Park write an extended response about a nonfiction reading 
Learn about Ghana infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Letter to the Mayor evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Natural Gas: An Energy Resource infer and support the main idea of a passage 
A New Park evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Pigeon Creek infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Pioneer Families infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Prairie Ecology analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Read to Learn about Symbols, Maps, and Art evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Saving Your Family's Energy Dollar infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Staying in Phoenix summarize a passage 
Transportation Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage 


NJ ASK 4th Grade Reading Level Passages
A New Day  Realistic Fiction about the Election of Barack Obama and Civil Rights
A Proud Flight   The story of Icarus

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
4th Grade Reading Level
 Traveling West evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
What is a Fable? evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Working at the Hospital evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
 Breaking the Food Chain infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago Changer, Jane Addams infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago High Schools evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topic English / Spanish 
Chicago Legacy, DuSable's Choices and Changes locate and use information to analyze a situation, then write about it English / Spanish 
City Government infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Early Chicago Environment and People classify information and summarize a nonfiction topic 
Learn about Egypt infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Football Team identify the main idea 
A Garden in Lawndale evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea (4th grade reading level)
Illinois Pioneers and Prairies infer while reading a history 
Learning about the Solar System identify the main idea of a passage, write an extended response about a nonfiction passage 
Natural Gas: An Energy Resource infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Pilsen, A Community Changes identify causes and effects 
Plants and Places infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Prairie Changes identify an author's purpose, write an extended response 
Prairie Changing the Ecosystem with Multiple Choice Questions analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Seasons on the Prairie infer and support the main idea of a passage
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Space Food infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Staying in Phoenix infer and support the main idea of a passage
Today's Telephone infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Transportation Workers evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
What is a Fable? evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Working at the Television Station evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Working at the Hospital evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
The Working Tools of Insects infer and support the main idea of a passage 

5th Grade Reading Level
Columbus and the Egg  historical fiction

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
5th Grade Reading Level
 American Explorers infer and support the main idea of a passage
Animal Studies infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Better Living in Chicago: Jane Addams restate a situation presented in text; write to communicate about a situation (5th grade reading level)
Chicago Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago Fire infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topic English / Spanish 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I can infer the author's purpose 
Election Choices infer and support the main idea of a passage 
From Many Places evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Learn about Ethiopia  infer and support the main idea of a passage )
How Have Students Made Community Progress? analyze a problem and solution in a text, identify and support the main idea 
Prairie Keepers analyze information in a nonfiction text
Public Transportation evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Read to Learn about City Systems evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Read to Learn about Elections evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
The Recycle Center evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Reversing the Chicago River identify cause-effect relations and infer predictions 
Seasons on the Prairie analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Valley Forge infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Who Am I sequence events, infer  motive, and write about nonfiction 

6th Grade Reading Level
Community Progress    realistic fiction about a mural
A Good Student realistic fiction about starting high school
His First Dollar historical fiction about Abraham Lincoln

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
6th Grade Reading Level
Before Chicago infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago's First Leader infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Early Chicago Environment and People classify information and summarize a nonfiction topic 
Election Choices infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learn about Zambia infer and support the main idea of a passage
Nutrition Lesson evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Plants and Food infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Prairie Ecology evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Settlement analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Seasons on the Prairie infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Traveling West infer and support the main idea of a passage 

7th Grade Reading Level
Columbus and the Egg historical fiction about an event showing Columbus as a smart person
A Good Student  realistic fiction about starting high school

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
7th Grade Reading Level
Honest Abe infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learn about Kenya infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learning about the Solar System infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Pilsen--A Community Changes identify causes and effects
Prairie Keepers infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Today's Telephone infer and support the main idea of a passage 

8th-10th Grade Reading Level



Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
8th-10th Grade Reading Level
 An African Heritage in Chicago identify and support the main idea in a nonfiction passage 
Bold Plans, Big Dreams, City Progress identify and support the theme of a text  
Changing the Ecosystem infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago is a City of Possibilities: Deval Patrick, Leader for Chicago analyze a text and write an extended response based on it 
Deval Patrick's Acceptance Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Honest Abe infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learn about Physical Therapists evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Learn about South Africa evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Maintaining Cultural Continuity infer and support the main idea of a passage 
New Leadership analyze a speech 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Transportation Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage 
What is Your Own Big Plan? (Barack Obama speech) analyze a text and respond to the issues it presents, write an extended response to a persuasive text 
What Values Have Shaped Chicago? identify the main idea of a passage  
Why is Community Service Important? identify the main idea and supporting information 
Chicago High Schools infer predictions 
Chicago Legacy: DuSable's Choices and Changes  infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Deval Patrick's Acceptance Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address NJ Ask  Reading Test Passages 
Grade 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 New Jersey Reading Test Passages | Free Printable NJ ASK Reading Passages PDF

Grade 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 NJ ASK Critical Thinking READING TEST Passages | Inference, Main Idea, Authors Purpose, Sequencing, Summary, Character Traits, Fiction and Non-Fiction (nonfiction) | NJ ASK ONE PAGE Printable CRITICAL THINKING Reading PASSAGES ALIGNED TO the New Jersey Assessments of Knowledge and Skill, and the COMMON CORE ELA Standards from Depaul University http://teacher.depaul.edu More Resources

2nd-3rd Grade NJ ASK Reading Test Practice
NJ ASK Grade Level Fiction Passages 
2nd-3rd Grade Reading Level
The Ants and the Grasshopper

NJ ASK Grade Level Nonfiction Reading Passages 
2nd-3rd Grade Reading Level

After the Chicago Fire sequence and summarize 
American Explorers evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Animal Studies infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Block Clubs infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Captain's Job infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago Changes identify and support the main idea in nonfiction texts
Chicago Fire sequence events, infer  motive, and write about nonfiction 
Chicago Legacy, DuSable's Choices and Changes locate and use information to analyze a situation, then write about it English / Spanish
Chicago's First Leader infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The First Flyers infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Grant Park write an extended response about a nonfiction reading 
Learn about Ghana infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Letter to the Mayor evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Natural Gas: An Energy Resource infer and support the main idea of a passage 
A New Park evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Pigeon Creek infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Pioneer Families infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Prairie Ecology analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Read to Learn about Symbols, Maps, and Art evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Saving Your Family's Energy Dollar infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Staying in Phoenix summarize a passage 
Transportation Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage 


NJ ASK 4th Grade Reading Level Passages
A New Day  Realistic Fiction about the Election of Barack Obama and Civil Rights
A Proud Flight   The story of Icarus

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
4th Grade Reading Level
 Traveling West evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
What is a Fable? evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Working at the Hospital evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
 Breaking the Food Chain infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago Changer, Jane Addams infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago High Schools evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topic English / Spanish 
Chicago Legacy, DuSable's Choices and Changes locate and use information to analyze a situation, then write about it English / Spanish 
City Government infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Early Chicago Environment and People classify information and summarize a nonfiction topic 
Learn about Egypt infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Football Team identify the main idea 
A Garden in Lawndale evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea (4th grade reading level)
Illinois Pioneers and Prairies infer while reading a history 
Learning about the Solar System identify the main idea of a passage, write an extended response about a nonfiction passage 
Natural Gas: An Energy Resource infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Pilsen, A Community Changes identify causes and effects 
Plants and Places infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Prairie Changes identify an author's purpose, write an extended response 
Prairie Changing the Ecosystem with Multiple Choice Questions analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Seasons on the Prairie infer and support the main idea of a passage
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Space Food infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Staying in Phoenix infer and support the main idea of a passage
Today's Telephone infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Transportation Workers evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
What is a Fable? evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Working at the Television Station evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Working at the Hospital evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
The Working Tools of Insects infer and support the main idea of a passage 

5th Grade Reading Level
Columbus and the Egg  historical fiction

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
5th Grade Reading Level
 American Explorers infer and support the main idea of a passage
Animal Studies infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Better Living in Chicago: Jane Addams restate a situation presented in text; write to communicate about a situation (5th grade reading level)
Chicago Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago Fire infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topic English / Spanish 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I can infer the author's purpose 
Election Choices infer and support the main idea of a passage 
From Many Places evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Learn about Ethiopia  infer and support the main idea of a passage )
How Have Students Made Community Progress? analyze a problem and solution in a text, identify and support the main idea 
Prairie Keepers analyze information in a nonfiction text
Public Transportation evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Read to Learn about City Systems evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Read to Learn about Elections evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
The Recycle Center evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Reversing the Chicago River identify cause-effect relations and infer predictions 
Seasons on the Prairie analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Valley Forge infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Who Am I sequence events, infer  motive, and write about nonfiction 

6th Grade Reading Level
Community Progress    realistic fiction about a mural
A Good Student realistic fiction about starting high school
His First Dollar historical fiction about Abraham Lincoln

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
6th Grade Reading Level
Before Chicago infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago's First Leader infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Early Chicago Environment and People classify information and summarize a nonfiction topic 
Election Choices infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learn about Zambia infer and support the main idea of a passage
Nutrition Lesson evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Plants and Food infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Prairie Ecology evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Settlement analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Seasons on the Prairie infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Traveling West infer and support the main idea of a passage 

7th Grade Reading Level
Columbus and the Egg historical fiction about an event showing Columbus as a smart person
A Good Student  realistic fiction about starting high school

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
7th Grade Reading Level
Honest Abe infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learn about Kenya infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learning about the Solar System infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Pilsen--A Community Changes identify causes and effects
Prairie Keepers infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Today's Telephone infer and support the main idea of a passage 

8th-10th Grade Reading Level



Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
8th-10th Grade Reading Level
 An African Heritage in Chicago identify and support the main idea in a nonfiction passage 
Bold Plans, Big Dreams, City Progress identify and support the theme of a text  
Changing the Ecosystem infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago is a City of Possibilities: Deval Patrick, Leader for Chicago analyze a text and write an extended response based on it 
Deval Patrick's Acceptance Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Honest Abe infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learn about Physical Therapists evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Learn about South Africa evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Maintaining Cultural Continuity infer and support the main idea of a passage 
New Leadership analyze a speech 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Transportation Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage 
What is Your Own Big Plan? (Barack Obama speech) analyze a text and respond to the issues it presents, write an extended response to a persuasive text 
What Values Have Shaped Chicago? identify the main idea of a passage  
Why is Community Service Important? identify the main idea and supporting information 
Chicago High Schools infer predictions 
Chicago Legacy: DuSable's Choices and Changes  infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Deval Patrick's Acceptance Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 

NO EXCUSES TESTING VOCABULARY
mostly
Almost; for the most part; nearly.
My homework is mostly done.

mainly
For the most part; chiefly; primarily.
The band's members are mainly girls.

different
Not alike; dissimilar; not identical.
I didn't recognize her at first because her hair was so different.

based
The bottom support of anything; foundation; basis.
He based his answer on the dictionary definition.

order
The listing of things by some characteristic, eg., first letter; size, color, age.
The student names were listed in alphabetical order.

paragraph
The portion of written matter dealing with one idea, usually beginning with an indentation on a new line.
The paragraph had an excellent topic sentence.

routine
Regular; typical or everyday activity
Singing is part of the routine in Mr. Taylor's class.

speaker/s
A person who talks or is talking.
Mrs. Kuhn was the speaker at the school assembly.

most likely
Best chance of happening; highest probability.
If you don't do your homework, you will most likely get into trouble in Mr. Taylor's class.

lesson
Something to be learned or studied; part of a book, an exercise, etc., assigned for study.
The math lesson for today is long division.

suggest
To propose an idea for consideration.
Please suggest methods for encouraging students to do their homework.

comparison
Likening; reviewing similarities.
There is no comparison between driving and flying to New York.

describe/s
To tell about; to list important characteristics; to draw a picture to represent something.
Please describe Rio Vista Elementary School.

purpose
The reason for doing something; the reason something exists or is done, made, used, etc.
The purpose for homework is to give students practice in reading, writing, and arithmetic.
selection
A person or thing that has been chosen.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is one book selection for Mr. Taylor's class.

according
Agreeing.
Pluto is no longer a planet, according to a new definition.

event/s
Something that happens; an occurrence, especially one of importance.
The Science Fair is a big event at Rio Vista Elementary School.

section
A part that is cut off or separated; a part of a book or newspaper.
I like to read the sports section in the newspaper.

statement/s
Setting forth facts, etc., in a speech or writing; a single sentence or assertion.
Mrs. Kuhn issued a statement about the school performance at the last fire drill.

main idea
The most important thought of a paragraph, article, or  larger written work.
The topic sentence expresses the main idea in a paragraph.

compare
To look at two or more objects to see how they are alike and different.
Mr. Taylor asked the class to compare Arizona and New Mexico.

contrast
To identify the differences between two or more things.
Mr. Taylor asked the class to contrast the Harry Potter and Malfoy characters.

greatest
Used to identify the best of three or more objects, people, etc.
The University of Kansas beat Kentucky and was the greatest college basketball team in 2012.

description
A statement, picture in words, or account that tells us how something looks, sounds, smells, thinks, etc.
Jose gave a description of the speeding car to the police.

considered
Thought about or decided upon with care.
Louis considered whether or not to have a soda with his lunch.

organized
To put things in order; people in a group with structure, e.g., a union or sports team.
It's easier to find something in an organized backpack than one with everything thrown in.

organizes
To put in order; to put individual items into some order.
Mr. Taylor organizes his class by assigning tables.

reason
A basis or cause for some belief, action, event, etc.
The reason given most often for not having a journal in class is that it was left in a car.


provided
On the condition or understanding; often with that.
You will avoid problems in Mr. Taylor's class, provided you do your homework and behave in class.

preventing
To keep from happening; to stop.
Preventing war is the goal of many people.

represent
To stand for; to present a picture to the mind.
A student was chosen to represent the class in the school council.

decides
Chooses; settles.
My mother decides what we're going to have for dinner.

theme
The subject of a composition; a short essay; the main idea or topic.
The importance of graduating from high school was the theme of  of the TV show.

presented
The past tense of present; to give; to hand over.
Winners of sports tournaments are usually presented with trophies.

phrases
Two or more words in a sentence which act together as a unit.
Long sentences contain several phrases.

turning point
The place in a story where a decisive change occurs; a change of direction.
The turning point in the story was the car accident.

examples
Single items that represent a group of similar items; a pattern or model.
There are several examples of good behavior in Mr. Taylor's class.

predict/ed
To foretell the future; declare of tell in advance.
Many basketball fans predicted that Kentucky would win the NCAA basketball tournament.

cause
The reason something happens; the reason for an action.
You can cause a forest fire if you don't make certain your camp fire is out.

effect
Result; to produce results.
We do not know how much effect that CO2 produced by man has on the climate.

differ
To be unlike; to disagree in opinion or belief.
Students often differ with the grades they've been given.

article
A piece of writing about a specific topic; an individual item.
Mr. Taylor asked the class to write an article about the University of Arizona farm across from the school.

summary
A shortened version of a book, article, or paragraph which includes only the most important ideas.
We have to write a summary about the main idea for each chapter in the book we are reading.

diagram
Usually a line drawing to illustrate a mathematical idea, or to explain the parts or operation of something.
A diagram usually helps explain the answer to a science problem.

instructions
Orders; directions; passing on knowledge or information.
Mr. Taylor has given instructions many times on the required Read and Response format.

directions
Instructions; the path to follow; steps to complete a project.
Many students do not follow the science report directions.

probably
Likely; more likely than not.
If you do not do your homework, Mr. Taylor will probably talk to your parents.

detail
A small, individual part; an item.
Responses in Mr. Taylor's class must include a topic sentence and five sentences with detail about the topic sentence.

supports
Holds up; justifies; provides a foundation for.
Mr. Taylor supports reading improvement by assigning challenging books to his class.

term
A work or group of words naming something; a division of the school year.
There is a Latin term for each part of the human body.

definition
A statement of the meaning of a word or phrase.
You sometimes have to use the Oxford English Dictionary to find the definition of a word.

closely   
Near;  close by.
The students closely followed each other out of the classroom when the fire alarm rang.




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