Description: Make inferences to support comprehension.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 1B


1B: Analyzing Implicit Details

1B: Analyzing Implicit Details

Description: Drawing Conclusions, Making Inferences from information in text

✓ standard met

Selection: A-77


Grade level: 1
Word count: 691 words
Author: R. Bender
Synopsis: A fox says he has many tricks to keep him safe. Will the tricks work, or will he be caught by the farmers' dogs?
Excerpt: "I would gladly teach you some of my tricks," said Mr. Fox. "But in times like these, it is not a good idea to trust anyone. Each animal must look out just for himself."

Question: The fox did not want to tell the cat about his tricks. Why?
  1. The fox believes every animal should take care of its own needs.
  2. The fox is afraid the cat will tell the farmers how to find him.
  3. The fox wants to teach the cat an important lesson.
  4. The fox does not really have any tricks.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: What clues in the selection let you know that a character was good or evil?


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