Reading Worksheet 4th B Grade Boys

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Reading Worksheet 4th B Grade Boys

28 Exercises Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes Follow the instructions of each exercise and choose one answer of the multiple choices.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   They are astronauts.
    • A. 

      A.travelers in outer space

    • B. 

      B.scientists who study plants

    • C. 

      C.people who build trains

    • D. 

      D.visitors from another state

  • 2. 
    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   We use the lunar calendar.
    • A. 

      A.related to the stars

    • B. 

      B.related to the moon

    • C. 

      C.related to the planets

    • D. 

      D.related to the sun

  • 3. 
    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   The module needs several repairs.
    • A. 

      A.switch

    • B. 

      B.surface

    • C. 

      C.shudder

    • D. 

      D.section

  • 4. 
    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   The hatch blew open.
    • A. 

      A.covered entrance

    • B. 

      B.air passageway

    • C. 

      C.locked cabinet

    • D. 

      D.water barrel

  • 5. 
    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   Mr. Stein is looking at the horizon.
    • A. 

      A.location of planets as they move around the sun

    • B. 

      B.pattern of unusual lights that streak across the sky

    • C. 

      C.place where the sky seems to meet the earth

    • D. 

      D.features that appear on the surface of the moon

  • 6. 
    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   I sat alone in the capsule.
    • A. 

      A.part of an attic

    • B. 

      B.part of an office

    • C. 

      C.part of a rocket

    • D. 

      D.part of a school

  • 7. 
    VOCABULARY   Directions Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   They had to quarantine the plants.
    • A. 

      A.separate

    • B. 

      B.display

    • C. 

      C.harvest

    • D. 

      D.process

  • 8. 
    WORD ANALYSIS   Directions Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   Brad took a class in astronomy.
    • A. 

      A.study of science fiction

    • B. 

      B.study of living things

    • C. 

      C.study of air flight

    • D. 

      D.study of heavenly bodies

  • 9. 
    WORD ANALYSIS   Directions Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   I enjoy reading the astrology column in the newspaper.
    • A. 

      A.study of science and technology

    • B. 

      B.study of how the planets may influence life on Earth

    • C. 

      C.study of how people travel from place to place

    • D. 

      D.study of health and nutrition

  • 10. 
    WORD ANALYSIS   Directions Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   We saw an astrolabe in the museum.
    • A. 

      A.old instrument used in measuring distance

    • B. 

      B.old instrument used to find the position of stars

    • C. 

      C.old instrument used in telling time

    • D. 

      D.old instrument used in steering a ship

  • 11. 
    WORD ANALYSIS   Directions Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   The astronomer attended the conference.
    • A. 

      A.person who studies stars

    • B. 

      B.person who names new types of trees

    • C. 

      C.person who disputes horoscopes

    • D. 

      D.person who builds ships

  • 12. 
    WORD ANALYSIS   Directions Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word. Click the circle next to the answer.   It was fun to watch the lunar eclipse.
    • A. 

      A.having to do with the moon

    • B. 

      B.having to do with clouds

    • C. 

      C.having to do with the sun

    • D. 

      D.having to do with the seasons

  • 13. 
    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   Which ocean is the third largest?
    • A. 

      A.the Southern Ocean

    • B. 

      B.the Arctic Ocean

    • C. 

      C.the Atlantic Ocean

    • D. 

      D.the Indian Ocean

  • 14. 
    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   How much of Earth’s surface is covered by the Pacific Ocean?
    • A. 

      A.three-quarters

    • B. 

      B.one-half

    • C. 

      C.one-third

    • D. 

      D.one-fourth

  • 15. 
    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   The ocean with the deepest point is
    • A. 

      A.the Atlantic Ocean.

    • B. 

      B.the Indian Ocean.

    • C. 

      C.the Pacific Ocean.

    • D. 

      D.the Arctic Ocean.

  • 16. 
    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   Which detail does not support the generalization that all the oceans of the world are important to our lives on Earth?
    • A. 

      A.People get around by crossing oceans.

    • B. 

      B.Many people live along the coasts of oceans.

    • C. 

      C.Oceans provide us with food and water.

    • D. 

      D.There are only five oceans on Earth.

  • 17. 
    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   How much larger is the area of the Pacific Ocean than the Atlantic Ocean?
    • A. 

      A.about 3,000 square miles

    • B. 

      B.about 30,000 square miles

    • C. 

      C.about 300,000 square miles

    • D. 

      D.about 30,000,000 square miles

  • 18. 
    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   Which two oceans have nearly the same depth?
    • A. 

      A.the Indian and Arctic Oceans

    • B. 

      B.the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

    • C. 

      C.the Arctic and Southern Oceans

    • D. 

      D.the Indian and Southern Oceans

  • 19. 
    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   Floes are
    • A. 

      A.floating pieces of ice.

    • B. 

      B.ice that covers an ocean.

    • C. 

      C.ships on water.

    • D. 

      D.land masses.

  • 20. 
    COMPREHENSION   Oceans Oceans are large bodies of water that cover more than seventy percent of Earth’s surface. While there are many seas, lakes, and rivers in the world, there are only five oceans. The Pacific is the largest ocean. It covers about one-third of Earth. It is so big that all of the land on Earth could fit into it! The Atlantic Ocean is also large. It is perhaps the busiest ocean for trade. Many ships filled with goods sail across it between Europe and the Americas. The Indian Ocean is much smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic. It has mostly calm waters except when storms called typhoons appear. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of them all. It sits at the top of the world. It is very cold. Ice covers this ocean for much of the year. In the summer, the ice melts and breaks up into pieces that float on the water. They are called floes. The Southern Ocean is a new ocean. It was named by scientists in the year 2000. It is made up of parts of other oceans. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. Like the Arctic Ocean, it is very cold and has ice. The oceans of the world provide us with food and water. We get around by crossing them. Many people live along their coasts. Without the oceans, life on Earth would not exist. But we still have many things to learn about oceans. The bottom of the ocean floor is largely unexplored. Perhaps one day in the future we will know everything about the oceans of the world. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer.   What information is not shown on the chart?
    • A. 

      A.ocean names

    • B. 

      B.ocean areas

    • C. 

      C.explorers of each ocean

    • D. 

      D.each ocean’s deepest point

  • 21. 
    COMPREHENSION Last Inning It was the last inning of the big baseball game. The Tigers were winning over the Giants 2–1. The Giants were up at bat with two outs. Jim was on second base. He had hit a double. Then the next batter struck out. Now it was up to Jerry Smith to get a hit. If he didn’t, the game would be over, and the Giants would lose. Jerry was the smallest member of his team. He stepped up to home plate and swung his bat. The pitcher, Tommy Riley, smiled. He knew that Jerry wasn’t a good hitter. Most times at bat, he struck out. Tommy wound up for the pitch. It was a fastball. Jerry swung wildly at the ball. “Strike one!” cried the umpire from behind the plate. The other Giants shook their heads. They wished that anyone but Jerry were at bat right now. Jerry tried to stay calm. I’ll hit it this time, he thought to himself. Tommy’s smile looked mean now. Jerry felt that Tommy was making fun of him. He tried to stay focused. The pitch came. The ball went wide, but Jerry swung anyway and missed it. “Strike two!” cried the umpire. The smile on Tommy Riley’s face was huge. He looked around at the other Tigers and shook his head. They knew the game was about to end. They would be the winners. Jerry’s teammates looked sad and beaten. They did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. But Jerry didn’t give up. He was going to show them all. He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths. Then he leaned over the plate with his bat held high above his shoulder. Tommy threw the ball. It zipped straight over the plate. Jerry waited and swung. He smacked the ball hard. It sailed into the air. Tommy looked up in surprise as he watched it go over his head. Jim started running for third base. Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run. He started for first base. By the time he got there, Jim was coming into home plate. The outfielder was running for the ball. With his teammates cheering him, Jerry kept running. He reached second base. And then he rounded third base. The outfielder threw the ball to Tommy, but not in time. Jerry came tearing across home plate. His teammates were cheering wildly. They had won the game! The other Giants gathered around Jerry. Mr. Lopez, their coach, pushed his way through the crowd. He gave Jerry a big hug. “Great work, Jerry!” he cried. “You did it, and I didn’t think you could.” It was Jerry’s turn to smile. “I guess I was the only one who knew I could,” he said. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer. What happens in the last inning when the Giants are at bat with two outs and a runner on second base?
    • A. 

      A.Jerry Smith comes up to bat.

    • B. 

      B.Tommy Riley enters the game to pitch.

    • C. 

      C.Jim hits a double.

    • D. 

      D.The next batter strikes out.

  • 22. 
    COMPREHENSION Last Inning It was the last inning of the big baseball game. The Tigers were winning over the Giants 2–1. The Giants were up at bat with two outs. Jim was on second base. He had hit a double. Then the next batter struck out. Now it was up to Jerry Smith to get a hit. If he didn’t, the game would be over, and the Giants would lose. Jerry was the smallest member of his team. He stepped up to home plate and swung his bat. The pitcher, Tommy Riley, smiled. He knew that Jerry wasn’t a good hitter. Most times at bat, he struck out. Tommy wound up for the pitch. It was a fastball. Jerry swung wildly at the ball. “Strike one!” cried the umpire from behind the plate. The other Giants shook their heads. They wished that anyone but Jerry were at bat right now. Jerry tried to stay calm. I’ll hit it this time, he thought to himself. Tommy’s smile looked mean now. Jerry felt that Tommy was making fun of him. He tried to stay focused. The pitch came. The ball went wide, but Jerry swung anyway and missed it. “Strike two!” cried the umpire. The smile on Tommy Riley’s face was huge. He looked around at the other Tigers and shook his head. They knew the game was about to end. They would be the winners. Jerry’s teammates looked sad and beaten. They did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. But Jerry didn’t give up. He was going to show them all. He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths. Then he leaned over the plate with his bat held high above his shoulder. Tommy threw the ball. It zipped straight over the plate. Jerry waited and swung. He smacked the ball hard. It sailed into the air. Tommy looked up in surprise as he watched it go over his head. Jim started running for third base. Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run. He started for first base. By the time he got there, Jim was coming into home plate. The outfielder was running for the ball. With his teammates cheering him, Jerry kept running. He reached second base. And then he rounded third base. The outfielder threw the ball to Tommy, but not in time. Jerry came tearing across home plate. His teammates were cheering wildly. They had won the game! The other Giants gathered around Jerry. Mr. Lopez, their coach, pushed his way through the crowd. He gave Jerry a big hug. “Great work, Jerry!” he cried. “You did it, and I didn’t think you could.” It was Jerry’s turn to smile. “I guess I was the only one who knew I could,” he said. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer. Which event happens first?
    • A. 

      A.Jerry hits a home run.

    • B. 

      B.Coach Lopez hugs Jerry.

    • C. 

      C.Jerry swings at two pitches and misses.

    • D. 

      D.Jerry smacks the ball hard.

  • 23. 
    COMPREHENSION Last Inning It was the last inning of the big baseball game. The Tigers were winning over the Giants 2–1. The Giants were up at bat with two outs. Jim was on second base. He had hit a double. Then the next batter struck out. Now it was up to Jerry Smith to get a hit. If he didn’t, the game would be over, and the Giants would lose. Jerry was the smallest member of his team. He stepped up to home plate and swung his bat. The pitcher, Tommy Riley, smiled. He knew that Jerry wasn’t a good hitter. Most times at bat, he struck out. Tommy wound up for the pitch. It was a fastball. Jerry swung wildly at the ball. “Strike one!” cried the umpire from behind the plate. The other Giants shook their heads. They wished that anyone but Jerry were at bat right now. Jerry tried to stay calm. I’ll hit it this time, he thought to himself. Tommy’s smile looked mean now. Jerry felt that Tommy was making fun of him. He tried to stay focused. The pitch came. The ball went wide, but Jerry swung anyway and missed it. “Strike two!” cried the umpire. The smile on Tommy Riley’s face was huge. He looked around at the other Tigers and shook his head. They knew the game was about to end. They would be the winners. Jerry’s teammates looked sad and beaten. They did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. But Jerry didn’t give up. He was going to show them all. He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths. Then he leaned over the plate with his bat held high above his shoulder. Tommy threw the ball. It zipped straight over the plate. Jerry waited and swung. He smacked the ball hard. It sailed into the air. Tommy looked up in surprise as he watched it go over his head. Jim started running for third base. Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run. He started for first base. By the time he got there, Jim was coming into home plate. The outfielder was running for the ball. With his teammates cheering him, Jerry kept running. He reached second base. And then he rounded third base. The outfielder threw the ball to Tommy, but not in time. Jerry came tearing across home plate. His teammates were cheering wildly. They had won the game! The other Giants gathered around Jerry. Mr. Lopez, their coach, pushed his way through the crowd. He gave Jerry a big hug. “Great work, Jerry!” he cried. “You did it, and I didn’t think you could.” It was Jerry’s turn to smile. “I guess I was the only one who knew I could,” he said. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer. How is Jerry different from his teammates?
    • A. 

      A.He is a much better hitter than any of them.

    • B. 

      B.He is afraid of the pitcher, and they are not.

    • C. 

      C.He wants to win the game, and they do not.

    • D. 

      D.He believes he can hit the ball, and they do not.

  • 24. 
    COMPREHENSION Last Inning It was the last inning of the big baseball game. The Tigers were winning over the Giants 2–1. The Giants were up at bat with two outs. Jim was on second base. He had hit a double. Then the next batter struck out. Now it was up to Jerry Smith to get a hit. If he didn’t, the game would be over, and the Giants would lose. Jerry was the smallest member of his team. He stepped up to home plate and swung his bat. The pitcher, Tommy Riley, smiled. He knew that Jerry wasn’t a good hitter. Most times at bat, he struck out. Tommy wound up for the pitch. It was a fastball. Jerry swung wildly at the ball. “Strike one!” cried the umpire from behind the plate. The other Giants shook their heads. They wished that anyone but Jerry were at bat right now. Jerry tried to stay calm. I’ll hit it this time, he thought to himself. Tommy’s smile looked mean now. Jerry felt that Tommy was making fun of him. He tried to stay focused. The pitch came. The ball went wide, but Jerry swung anyway and missed it. “Strike two!” cried the umpire. The smile on Tommy Riley’s face was huge. He looked around at the other Tigers and shook his head. They knew the game was about to end. They would be the winners. Jerry’s teammates looked sad and beaten. They did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. But Jerry didn’t give up. He was going to show them all. He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths. Then he leaned over the plate with his bat held high above his shoulder. Tommy threw the ball. It zipped straight over the plate. Jerry waited and swung. He smacked the ball hard. It sailed into the air. Tommy looked up in surprise as he watched it go over his head. Jim started running for third base. Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run. He started for first base. By the time he got there, Jim was coming into home plate. The outfielder was running for the ball. With his teammates cheering him, Jerry kept running. He reached second base. And then he rounded third base. The outfielder threw the ball to Tommy, but not in time. Jerry came tearing across home plate. His teammates were cheering wildly. They had won the game! The other Giants gathered around Jerry. Mr. Lopez, their coach, pushed his way through the crowd. He gave Jerry a big hug. “Great work, Jerry!” he cried. “You did it, and I didn’t think you could.” It was Jerry’s turn to smile. “I guess I was the only one who knew I could,” he said. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer. The best word to describe Tommy Riley is
    • A. 

      A.funny.

    • B. 

      B.desperate.

    • C. 

      C.overconfident.

    • D. 

      D.angry.

  • 25. 
    COMPREHENSION Last Inning It was the last inning of the big baseball game. The Tigers were winning over the Giants 2–1. The Giants were up at bat with two outs. Jim was on second base. He had hit a double. Then the next batter struck out. Now it was up to Jerry Smith to get a hit. If he didn’t, the game would be over, and the Giants would lose. Jerry was the smallest member of his team. He stepped up to home plate and swung his bat. The pitcher, Tommy Riley, smiled. He knew that Jerry wasn’t a good hitter. Most times at bat, he struck out. Tommy wound up for the pitch. It was a fastball. Jerry swung wildly at the ball. “Strike one!” cried the umpire from behind the plate. The other Giants shook their heads. They wished that anyone but Jerry were at bat right now. Jerry tried to stay calm. I’ll hit it this time, he thought to himself. Tommy’s smile looked mean now. Jerry felt that Tommy was making fun of him. He tried to stay focused. The pitch came. The ball went wide, but Jerry swung anyway and missed it. “Strike two!” cried the umpire. The smile on Tommy Riley’s face was huge. He looked around at the other Tigers and shook his head. They knew the game was about to end. They would be the winners. Jerry’s teammates looked sad and beaten. They did not think Jerry would hit the ball either. But Jerry didn’t give up. He was going to show them all. He calmed himself again as the pitcher got ready. He tried to relax his body. He took a couple of deep breaths. Then he leaned over the plate with his bat held high above his shoulder. Tommy threw the ball. It zipped straight over the plate. Jerry waited and swung. He smacked the ball hard. It sailed into the air. Tommy looked up in surprise as he watched it go over his head. Jim started running for third base. Jerry was so surprised that he didn’t even move! Then he heard his teammates yelling for him to run. He started for first base. By the time he got there, Jim was coming into home plate. The outfielder was running for the ball. With his teammates cheering him, Jerry kept running. He reached second base. And then he rounded third base. The outfielder threw the ball to Tommy, but not in time. Jerry came tearing across home plate. His teammates were cheering wildly. They had won the game! The other Giants gathered around Jerry. Mr. Lopez, their coach, pushed his way through the crowd. He gave Jerry a big hug. “Great work, Jerry!” he cried. “You did it, and I didn’t think you could.” It was Jerry’s turn to smile. “I guess I was the only one who knew I could,” he said. Directions Choose the item that best answers the question about the selection you just read. Click the circle next to the answer. Jerry surprises everyone when he hits a
    • A. 

      A.single.

    • B. 

      B.double.

    • C. 

      C.triple.

    • D. 

      D.home run.

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