Mrs. Brewster had very little money and yet she constantly gave things to others. The workers at Goodwill knew her by name as she stopped by each week with donations for them. She volunteered at her granddaughter's school every Wednesday and every Saturday she helped at the animal shelter. If anyone needed help, Mrs. Brewster was always willing to lend a hand.
Mr. Cortez was headed to work. He stepped out his door and locked it carefully, checking it when he was done. Then he walked to his car, got in, and buckled his seatbelt. Next, he adjusted all of the mirrors because he wanted to make sure he could see everything clearly. After he parked his car, he looked both ways before crossing the street. The last thing Mr. Cortez wanted, was to have an accident. He walked into his school smiling.
Which two sentences support that Mr. Cortez is very cautious.
Mrs. McMillan was in charge of the Fall Festival. The committee members were happy to have her take the lead, as she was careful planner. Mrs. McMillan made a list of all of the tasks to be done and who was in charge of each. She called local businesses for donations and noted which ones were able to supply items on her spreadsheet. The Fall Festival was a big success, thanks in part to Mrs. McMillan.
Which two sentences BEST support the idea that Mrs. McMillan is organized.
Mr. Hilton was a well-known lawyer. He smiled often, even when he didn't feel like it. He complimented his assistant on her new dress but secretly, he thought it was a disaster. When his wife prepared a chocolate cake that was burnt, he told her it was the most delicious dessert he had ever tasted. Mr. Hilton appeared to be nice, but maybe that was a lie too. He was very good at his job.
Which two sentence support that Mr. Hilton is polite, but maybe not always truthful.
Melissa dreamed of being a firefighter since she was seven years old. Now it was part of her life. One day when she was called to a burning house fire, the family cat was trapped inside. Melissa knew the situation was a risky one as the house was almost completely in flames. Without any hesitation though, Melissa walked into the home and searched for the cat until she was able to safely carry it outside to the arms of the owners.
Brandon had played for the Bay City Chargers since he was eleven years old. The Chargers team almost always lost, even though Brandon was an excellent player. The team would never have a chance to win any titles. Now that Brandon was sixteen, the Dolphins team tried to recruit him for their team. No matter how tempting it was though, Brandon was determined to stay with his team.
Which sentence supports the idea that Brandon is loyal?
There was just something different about Charlotte. When her teacher gave the class toothpicks to build a structure, Charlotte was able to recreate the Eiffel Tower in miniature form. When it was drawing time, Charlotte could imagine animals and draw their features perfectly onto the paper. No matter what assignment Charlotte's teacher gave her, she always thought outside of the box.
Billy liked to be in charge. If he noticed someone who wasn't following class rules, he pointed this out to them. When it was time for group work, Billy always elected himself to be the group leader so he could show everyone the "best" way to do things. He didn't like to listen to anyone else's ideas. Billy was captain of the soccer game on the field and captain of the basketball game on the court. If you didn't know what to do, all you had to do was wait a few seconds and Billy would tell you.
Jill did not like the fall, unlike all of her friends. They liked to go to haunted houses and corn mazes, but not Jill. She jumped at every little sound she heard when she was alone. She avoided scary movies because they terrified her and added to her fears. When Halloween time rolled around, Jill preferred helping her parents give out candy, rather than roaming the streets among the creepy characters. Jill didn't want to be scared all of the time but she couldn't help it. Her insides were full of butterflies constantly.
Which two sentences best explain how Jill can be cowardly at times?
Ricardo's room was like a museum. Every object was clean and in its place. You could look under his bed and in his closet and it was picture perfect, not a thing out of place. His desk was the same way. Pencils were stored neatly in a cup. His post-it notes were stacked carefully in a small wire box and his papers were filed right where they should be. Ricardo's room was exactly as he wanted it.
Which two sentences support that Ricardo is organized.
Brenda can't wait for college. Brenda's mind was like a full set of encyclopedias. In class, she was always the first one to raise her hand with the correct answer. Taking tests was a breeze for Brenda. She had a photographic memory and could recall almost everything she had ever seen or heard. College application time was here and Brenda hoped she could get into the school of her dreams.
Which two sentences best support that Brenda is intelligent?
Jake is a third grader. This morning he rushed out the door without checking to see if everything he needed was in his backpack. He hardly stopped at the crosswalk but flew into the street without looking for oncoming cars. As he walked on to the school grounds, he climbed a small wall and hurriedly walked on top of it until he jumped off at the end, barely missing a kindergarten kid walking by. Walking down the sidewalk, Jake made his way to his classroom.
Which two sentences support that Jake is a bit careless.
Riley crawled out of bed and grumbled as she closed the blinds to block the sunshine. She yanked the towel off the towel rack and plopped it across the shower door. After her shower, she pulled her clothes off of the hanger so hard that one of her hangers broke. Walking downstairs, she heard her dad saying good morning but she didn't even try to answer him. She could tell the day was going to be a bad one before it had barely even started.
Mr. James had looked forward to this day ever since his son was born. Now that tiny boy was all grown up and graduating from college. A satisfied feeling came over Mr. James as he watched Jarod accept his diploma and walk across the stage. All of his hard work and hopes for his son were coming true today. He couldn't help but manage a small smile beneath his tears.
Which two sentences BEST tell why Mr James feels so proud?