Jose! Born to Dance Comprehension Test

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  1. Literature
  2. 4 Grade
  3. By Taralynn Webb
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Lesson 10 w e e k ly t e s t s 1 0 . 4 Name Date José! Born to Dance Comprehension Comprehension Answer Numbers 1 through 10. Base your answers on the article “José! Born to Dance.” 1 Why does the author tell about the pet 4 What is the MAIN reason the author uses canary that sang to José? Spanish words? A to tell why José drew pictures F to make the text longer B to explain why José always had a G to show José’s heritage pet bird H to teach Spanish to the reader C to show when music first touched I to make the text more interesting José’s life D to tell why José enjoyed going to Grandmother’s house 5 Why did José and his family move to Nogales? A to escape the civil war 2 When did José first see dancers? B to find work for José’s father F when Papa took him to the theater C to get medical care for José’s mother G when he went to a museum in New York D to allow José to become a famous dancer H when he went to his Grandmother’s house I when he went with Charlotte to a 6 In this article, how does the author dance concert organize the events in José’s life? F in order of importance 3 At the beginning of the article, why does G in problem and solution order the author describe different types of H in compare and contrast order dancing? I in the time order they happened A to teach about different cultures B to compare bullfighting and dancing C to show how José responded to each dance D to explain how different dances are performed Author’s Purpose, Genre: Biography, Simile and Metaphor, Anchor Text 18 Grade 4, Unit 2 © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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Lesson 10 w e e k ly t e s t s 1 0 . 5 Name Date José! Born to Dance Comprehension 7 Why did José go to New York? 9 What was the author’s MAIN purpose for A to visit a friend writing this article? B to learn to dance A to describe the history of dance C to join his family B to tell about the life of a famous dancer D to become an artist C to make people want to become dancers 8 In the article, what does the metaphor D to tell about the different kinds New York is a cemetery mean? of dancing F José’s mother died there. G José plans on dying there. 10 In the article, what does the simile in the H José’s dream of being an artist sentence below mean? ended there. He learned to flow and float and fly I José does not like all the steel through space with steps smooth buildings there. as silk. F José always wore costumes made of silk. G José was lifted off the stage on smooth silk ropes. H José’s dance movements were smooth and graceful. I José wore soft silk shoes to help him glide across the stage. Mark Student Reading Level: STOP ____ Independent ____ Instructional ____ Listening Author’s Purpose, Genre: Biography, Simile and Metaphor, Anchor Text 19 Grade 4, Unit 2 © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.