Sally's Rescue-POV practice
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by Laura Black
| 11 Questions
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Part A: Which paragraph in the story best describes the setting of "Sally's Rescue"?
Paragraph 1
Paragraph 7
Paragraph 15
Paragraph 20
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Part B: Which evidence from the story provides additional details about the setting?
"...ran down the hill to the gravel beach." (P4)
B"Hello, girl. What a beautiful seal you are!" said Anna. (P5)
"They must miss her very much..." (P18)
D"...scrambled out of the fish box..." (P27)
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Part A: Which best describes why Jim says, "I'll get Mom and Dad" in paragraph 7?
to ask for their help with the lost seal
to ask for their permission to keep the seal
to ask for a boat ride to see the seal's parents
to ask for binoculars to look for the seal's parents
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Part B: Which paragraph in the story best supports the answer to Part A?
paragraph 6
paragraph 9
paragraph 13
paragraph 14
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Part A: Which event best helps Sally?
Dad puts the seal in shallow water.
The family drives the boat to the two spotted seals.
Dad looks through binoculars for other seals in the sea.
The family leaves the seal alone to see if other seals will rescue her.
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Part B: Which paragraph in the story best supports the answer to Part A?
paragraph 9
paragraph 15
paragraph 20
paragraph 22
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Part A: What is a theme of "Sally's Rescue"?
Making new friends is important.
Exploring is a way to find new adventures.
Finding fun things to do sometimes takes time.
Solving a problem sometimes takes much effort.
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Part B: Which detail from the story best supports the answer to Part A?

The family makes many different attempts to save the seal.
The children have to spend time indoors while the storm passes.
The children go to the beach to find something to do with their time.
The family is kind to the seals in the bay throughout the day.
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Part A: How does Sally feel at the end of the story?
confused
excited
grateful
hopeful
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Part B: Which phrase from the story best supports the answer to Part A?
"The seal tilted her head at the sound of Anna's voice." (P6)
"After a while, Sally made her way into the box and gobbled the sardine." (P21)
"Sally whimpered as the boat approached the ledge..." (P27)
"Three gray seals poked their heads above the surface and lingered for a few moments as if to say thank you." (P29)
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Imagine what the story would be like from the seal's point of view. Consider how it would be different from the story you read. Rewrite the story from the seal's point of view.

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