Practice Name Vocabulary Choose a word from the box to match the group of clues that best describe its meaning. uniform coach starting tryouts practices imaginary 1. This word means events where people show their skills to gain a place on a team or in a play. 2. This is a word for a person who helps others improve their skills. 3. This is a word for events where people do the same skills over and over to try to get better at them. 4. This word describes pictures or ideas that a person might make up in his or her mind. It describes things you can’t actually touch. 5. This word can mean a type of clothing worn by people on the © Macmillan /McGraw-Hill same team or who do the same job. 6. Players who get to play ﬁrst in a game are described by this word. At Home: Help your child make up sentences for each of the There’s Nothing Like Baseball 76 Book 2.1/Unit 2 vocabulary words above.
Practice Name Comprehension: Inferences Chart As you read There’s Nothing Like Baseball, fill in the Inferences Chart. What I Read What I Know My Inferences © Macmillan/McGraw-Hill How does the information you wrote in this Inferences Chart help you to better understand There’s Nothing Like Baseball? At Home: Have your child use the chart to retell the story. There’s Nothing Like Baseball Book 2.1/Unit 2 77
Practice Name Comprehension: Make Inferences When you make inferences, you use story clues and what you already know to figure out things that the text does not tell you. Read the story. Circle the answer to each question. Katie bounced a soccer ball on her knees. Her dad sighed. “Not in the car, please.” Katie held the ball in her lap. She wiggled. She wore a blue shirt that said “21” on the back. Her dad parked by the field. Katie started to get out of the car. “Wait!” her dad called. He pulled out a wrapped box and smiled. “I know you want to run faster, kick harder, and score more goals. These will help. Happy Birthday, Katie!” 1. Where do you think Katie and her dad are going? a. to the supermarket b. to a soccer game c. to a baseball game 2. Do you think Katie will watch or play? a. Katie will watch. b. Katie will play. 3. What is most likely in the box that Katie gets? a. another ball b. a new soccer shirt c. new soccer shoes © Macmillan /McGraw-Hill 4. How do you think Katie feels about her present? a. happy b. sad c. confused 5. What can you tell about Katie from reading this passage? a. She likes soccer. b. She likes ice cream. c. She likes cats. At Home: Encourage your child to make inferences based There’s Nothing Like Baseball 78 Book 2.1/Unit 2 on facial expressions and gestures he or she sees in pictures or on television.