Leaving home can be a difficult experience. This is a theme found within Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Brothers. Which real-life experience best helps readers make a connection to this theme?Family gatherings at holiday time are an important tradition.Going to the hospital for surgery is a scary experience.When a family pet dies, people feel a great sense of loss.After leaving for college, many students experience homesickness.Read the excerpt from a student s essay.Chewing gum should be allowed at our school. Dentists agree that chewing sugarless gum prevents cavities. It has also been found that chewing a piece of gum improves students concentration and helps them score higher on tests. Selling gum in the school cafeteria will raise money for new P.E. equipment. I like watermelon flavored gum best!Which is the best revision of the concluding sentence?Chewing gum will be messy and distracting at our school and should not be allowed.Chewing gum is delicious, and it will whiten students teeth.Chewing gum can help our school by raising money and improving test scores.Chewing gum at school will help students feel happier about learning.Read these lines from “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth.I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.Which rhyme scheme is used in this stanza?A B C A B CA B A B C CA A B B C CA B A B A BRead the excerpt from “Pirate Story” by Robert Louis Stevenson.Three of us afloat in the meadow by the swing,Three of us aboard in the basket on the lea.Winds are in the air, they are blowing in the spring,And waves are on the meadow like the waves there are at sea.Adventure and imagination are exciting for children. This is a theme found in these lines.How does repetition strengthen the theme of adventure and imagination?The repeated words discourage action and play.The repeated words express movement and travel.The repeated words are numbers and scientific terms.The repeated words warn of danger and harm.Which best defines a topic and position in an argumentative essay about a field trip?My favorite field trip was a visit to the State House followed by a picnic at Pioneer Park. It was a perfect day!Our sixth-grade field trip to the science center will be an important learning activity. After reading about cells in class, we will learn even more with some hands-on experience.Some of the teachers do not want to spend a day out of the classroom taking a field trip. Others are worried that the field trip will be too expensive for the students.Field trips take a lot of planning and organization. It is good to have many parent volunteers to help as chaperones.Read this passage from The Jungle Book.There was a chorus of deep growls, and a young wolf in his fourth year flung back Shere Khan’s question to Akela: “What have the Free People to do with a man’s cub?”Now the Law of the Jungle lays down that if there is any dispute as to the right of a cub to be accepted by the Pack, he must be spoken for by at least two members of the Pack who are not his father and mother.”Who speaks for this cub?” said Akela. “Among the Free People, who speaks?” There was no answer, and Mother Wolf got ready for what she knew would be her last fight, if things came to fighting.How does Akela follow the Law of the Jungle in this passage?Akela follows the law by asking Mother Wolf to fight.Akela follows the law by asking members to speak up for Mowgli.Akela follows the law by telling Mother Wolf to speak for Mowgli.Akela follows the law by growling at Shere Khan and the wolves.Read the excerpt from Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Brothers.The dawn was beginning to break when Mowgli went down the hillside alone to the crops to meet those mysterious things that are called men.This detail best supports which theme?Love alone is the answer to all problems.Some hard situations must be faced alone.Beauty fades, but goodness lasts.Solutions to problems are found in nature.Read the excerpt from Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Brothers.The fire was burning furiously at the end of the branch, and Mowgli struck right and left round the circle, and the wolves ran howling with the sparks burning their fur. At last there were only Akela, Bagheera, and perhaps ten wolves that had taken Mowgli’s part. Then something began to hurt Mowgli inside him, as he had never been hurt in his life before, and he caught his breath and sobbed, and the tears ran down his face.”What is it? What is it?” he said. “I do not wish to leave the jungle, and I do not know what this is. Am I dying, Bagheera?””No, Little Brother. Those are only tears such as men use,” said Bagheera. “Now I know thou art a man, and a man’s cub no longer. The jungle is shut indeed to thee henceforward. Let them fall, Mowgli; they are only tears.” So Mowgli sat and cried as though his heart would break; and he had never cried in all his life before.Which two themes are expressed in this excerpt?Growing up can be lonely and painful.Tears are a sign of weakness.Growing up can be lonely and painful.Wise friends are a life-long treasure.Appearances are deceiving.Fire is a dangerous power.Fire is a dangerous power.Wise friends are a life-long treasure.Read this passage from The Jungle Book.”It was well done,” said Akela. “Men and their cubs are very wise. He may be a help in time.””Truly, a help in time of need; for none can hope to lead the Pack forever,” said Bagheera.Akela said nothing. He was thinking of the time that comes to every leader of every pack when his strength goes from him and he gets feebler and feebler, till at last he is killed by the wolves and a new leader comes up to be killed in his turn.”Take him away,” he said to Father Wolf, “and train him as befits one of the Free People.”And that is how Mowgli was entered into the Seeonee Wolf Pack for the price of a bull and on Baloo’s good word.How is Akela affected by the Law of the Pack?Akela breaks the law by keeping Mowgli as part of his pack against the wishes of Baloo.Akela is not happy that Mowgli has joined the Pack; he asks Father Wolf to take Mowgli away.Akela is the leader of the pack, but he is afraid that Mowgli is a threat to his power.Akela is the leader of the pack, but he knows someday he will be replaced according to the law.Read this excerpt from “Positively Magic.”So share freely your grin,let loose your laughter,and cast a spell of happiness on the world,How does this excerpt support the theme that everyone has their own positive magic?It encourages readers to use their own upbeat powers.It suggests that friends should laugh together.It explains the secret behind magicians’ shows.It indicates that the world needs to change.Read this excerpt from “Positively Magic.”Once you’ve got something good in mind, smile.Let it shine, like the rays of the sun.How does the imagery appeal to the reader?This visual imagery offers factual details about nature.This visual imagery provides an picture of brightness.This sound image reminds readers to cheer up.This sound image imitates a familiar melody.Read this excerpt from “Postively Magic.”Let it shine, like the rays of the sun.Just like a song,that everyone likes to hear and can t help but sing along.What is the rhyme scheme of this excerpt?X, A, X, A, XX, X, A, X, AA, X, X, X, AX, A, A, A, XRead this excerpt from “Positvely Magic.”Your smile is your wand,your laughter is your colorfulexplosion, your words are your spinning stars,Why does the author include this imagery?to suggest that anyone can perform a magic showto prove that a sense of humor is not importantto illustrate the power of being positiveto show how words can trick peopleWhich detail from “The Pi ata” supports the theme that hard work yields rewards?My mother sent me to his home every day in the summer to keep him company. “He has no one,” she’d say, “since your nana passed.”He had bags of colorful rubber balloons stashed all around his garage. He took two of them and blew them up.I got up from my place at the bucket and grabbed two empty milk jugs from the hundreds that were lined up in neat rows. I handed them to him.”Tomorrow you’ll put on the paper and the decorations; you remember how I showed you?”Read this excerpt from “The Pi ata.”The paste cracked and flaked on my arms and hands from the heat of the garage. The old man pulled a small pocket knife from his back pocket. He cut open the jugs and taped the balloons to them to make a pi ata form. He looked at me once more, and I knew what to do next. I returned to the bucket full of paste and handed him strip after sticky strip.Why does the author include this imagery?It shows the narrator’s pride in his craftsmanship.It reveals the uncomfortable, tedious nature of the routine.It illustrates the loving bond between grandfather and grandson.It proves the grandfather s unkindness to his family members.Read this excerpt from “The Pi ata”My mother sent me to his home every day in the summer to keep him company. “He has no one,” she’d say, “since your nana passed.”He never said much to me. He only gave gruff instructions in broken English and a complaint here and there about how I didn’t know Spanish. It was my second summer with him, and I could see why he was always alone.Why is the narrator telling this tale?to criticize his family’s business practicesto describe his relationship with his grandfatherto illustrate the differences between two culturesto explain a summer employment experienceWhich detail from “The Pi ata” best supports the theme that people express love in their own way?He looked like a daddy-long-legs spider with his skinny arms and legs sticking out from his short round body. I shook my head as I sent the orange cylinder down with a thud against the garage floor. The paste inside bubbled and burped.I got up from my place at the bucket and grabbed two empty milk jugs from the hundreds that were lined up in neat rows. I handed them to him. A smile started at the edges of his mouth as he labored on his creation. He called me over. “Mijo, get my colors and the glue.”Read this excerpt from “Just Another Sunday.”Jay and I were kicking a soccer ball. We had decided early in the summer to work on our skills. We were hoping to make the middle school team that fall. Jay and I had started playing soccer in first grade, and we practiced on Sunday afternoons.This is the story’sexposition.rising action.climax.falling action.Read this excerpt from “Just Another Sunday.””What do you know?” Pete said. “Mr. Soccer with his fancy jersey.” My mom had just bought this new soccer jersey for me. At the start of the day, Jay had said how much he liked it, but now he was laughing right along with Pete.Why does the author most likely include this plot detail?to show that Pete does not know how to play soccerto show that Pete is trying to get attention by telling jokesto show that Pete does not like to wear nice clothes like the narrator’sto show that Pete is undermining Jay’s friendship with the narratorRead this excerpt from “Just Another Sunday.”Jay flipped his hair so that it was out of his eyes. I could tell he was trying to act cool, but he must have been shaking on the inside.”You don t have to,” I said.”What do you know?” Pete said. “Mr. Soccer with his fancy jersey.” My mom had just bought this new soccer jersey for me. At the start of the day, Jay had said how much he liked it, but now he was laughing right along with Pete. Then I watched as Jay walked over to the red car, kicking his feet out as he walked like Pete did, and tore off the antenna.How does the narrator’s role affect the characterization in this excerpt?The narrator’s knowledge of soccer allows him to describe Jay’s skills.The narrator’s distance allows him to reveal everyone’s thoughts.The narrator’s friendship with Jay allows him to consider Jay’s feelings.The narrator’s history allows him to explain Jay’s childhood.Read this excerpt from “Just Another Sunday.””Where are we going?” I asked, not wanting to go, but not wanting to make Jay go alone with Pete either.”You’ll see.”I tried to catch Jay’s eye, but he was looking straight ahead like he’d already forgotten I was there.Why does the author include this plot detail?to show the narrator’s sense of adventureto reveal how the boys joke aroundto show how Jay is starting to changeto reveal the narrator’s confusionRead this excerpt from “Just Another Sunday.”I was grounded from seeing Jay for a month. Sometimes I would see him in the hallway, and he’d give me a small, embarrassed smile. Every day I could see him changing: His hair was growing longer, and he d ripped his jeans like Peter’s.Which statement best describes the pacing of this excerpt?The fast pace moves the story forward to reveal the narrator’s progress.The fast pace moves the story forward to reveal Jay’s transformation.The slow pace allows the author to reveal Jay’s thoughts and feelings.The slow pace allows the author to reveal the narrator’s embarrassment.Read this excerpt from “The Prediction.”The numerous terrifying ways the many terrible things that could go wrongdistracted him as he got ready, and he showed up with his jacket wrinkled. He left his glasses, and squinted at everyone.Which statement best describes the narrative point of view in this excerpt?The first-person narrator tells a personal story about his day.The second-person narrator describes the details of a day to an audience.The third-person limited narrator lists the events of a boy’s day.The third-person omniscient narrator offers insights about a boy’s day.Which themes are presented in the poem “The Prediction”? It is hard to judge people s impressions, and it is challenging to exceed your own expectations.It is hard to try new things, and it is challenging to share personal information with strangers.It is hard to decide the right thing to wear in public, and it is challenging to say no to temptation.It is hard to leave your friends behind, and it is challenging to forget the mistakes you have made.Read this excerpt from “The Prediction.”His mood darkened, and he felt dismissed. He felt like all the eyes in the room danced around him.How does this detail best support the theme that people fulfill their own predictions?It suggests that the crowd is not welcoming an outsider.It proves that the narrator is working hard to succeed.It shows that the narrator is creating his own negativity.It reveals the narrator s fear of the dark.
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