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Spring Equinox Story and Questions
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by Renee Schultz
| 10 Questions
Note from the author:
Short story with comprehension questions that require readers to pick out pieces of evidence to support their answers. Used as practice for the PARCC testing.
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1
1 pt
What is the first day of spring called?
First day of Spring
Spring Equinox
Spring Training
Easter
2
1 pt
What happens on spring equinox?
The moon rises earlier
Spring ends
Daylight and night are equal
Summer begins
3
1 pt
What evidence best supports your answer for question 2?
"Plants, animals, and people must adapt to spring"
"...there is more precipitation and weather begins to become warmer."
"Science is a significant part"
"...Earth's tilt, orbit, and revolution around the sun."
4
1 pt
What happens in spring? Select all that apply.
The weather begins to become warmer
Plants become dormant
Animals have less food to eat.
The ground will begin to thaw
Animals that hibernated become active again.
5
1 pt
What happens to the seeds and plants during spring?
They wilt and die.
They are eaten by birds.
They lose their leaves.
They grow and thrive.
6
1 pt
What evidence best supports your answer to question 5?
"In some places, the ground is frozen all winter and will thaw with the return of spring."
"Most plants will lose all of their leaves to help conserve energy."
""In spring, there is more precipitation and the weather begins to become warmer."
"In the spring, there is more food for animals to eat."
7
1 pt
What does the word migrate mean in this article?
Leave permanently.
Stay where you are.
Create a new family someplace else.
Leave for a period of time before coming back.
8
1 pt
What evidence best supports your answer for question 7?
"There is more food for the animals to eat."
"Mammals will dig new burrows."
"Birds will return and build new nests.."
"After the spring equinox, the daylight hours grow longer and longer."
9
1 pt
What are the effects of the spring equinox? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

10
1 pt
Do you think anything else changes in the spring? Combine your thinking with evidence from the text to tell about other things that change in the spring.
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