13 October, 2014

Comprehension 3 Answer Key.

Answer the following Questions:

I] A. Write the synonym for the following from the given passage:

  1. unseen - invisible

  2. unfamiliar person - stranger

B] Write the antonym of the following:

  1. loose- tight

  2. empty- full

C] Frame sentence of your own and maintain the word class in your sentence:

  1. escaped - The hungry lion escaped from the zoo in search of its prey.

  1. complain - I launched a complain at the police station for my lost motorbike.

 II] Answer the following:

Q1) What did Mrs. Hall want to know about the stranger?

Mrs. Hall wanted to know from where the stranger had found the money. She also wanted to know how his room was empty when no one had seen him go out or come back into his room again.

Q2) Why were the people shocked?

The people were shocked when they saw the stranger take off his hat, moustache and bandages. They found no visible thing at all.  He was completely invisible.

Q3) Why did the stranger remove his clothes?

The stranger removed his clothes because he knew that he was invisible without them on. He was sure that this was an easy way for him to escape from the police.



III] Directed writing:

Imagine you are Mr Bobby Jaffers from the story.  Tell your family how you were unsuccessful in solving the case of the invisible man.  

  • Why did you come to Mrs Hall's lodge?

The case at Mrs. Hall's lodge was very mysterious. Even though I was unsuccessful to solve it I learnt a lesson to be more careful next time. I must tell you'll what happened at the 'Coach and Horses Lodge'.

I hurried to the Lodge as I had to attend to a complaint lodged about some money being stolen. While I was on my way a group of people came to complain about a fight at the 'Coach and Horses Lodge'. I headed straight to the lodge.When I reached there I saw a crowd outside the lodge, they were watching the fight between Mrs. Hall and the stranger. I entered in, to see what was the matter, to my surprise I found a headless figure standing right in front of me. He had bandages on his face, he sat hidden in his long coat, hat and dark glasses, his hands were gloved and his shining, pink, false nose was lying on the floor which he had removed in anger. The headless figure spoke to me  from above his collar. It was the strangest thing in the world, to hear a voice as if coming from an empty space.

  • How did the invisible man react towards you?

I pulled out the handcuffs and said, head or no head I have to arrest you. The invisible man asked me the reason for his arrest. I explained that there was a complain of money being stolen from a house and the situation here points at you to be the thief. He disagreed, saying Nonsense! I told him that I had to follow instructions.The stranger agreed to come along with me but without the handcuffs. Little did I know what was playing at the back of his mind.

  • How did the invisible man escape from your grip? What were your feelings as you were unable to solve the case?

The very next moment I saw him slip out of his shoes, socks and trousers. He jumped up and flung off his coat. Realising what he was up to I asked him to stop and gripped his waistcoat but I was left holding the empty waistcoat in my hand. I screamed aloud to those around to hold him and they all rushed for the same. In the blink of an eye he removed his white shirt off and he was completely invisible. Thus he escaped. I really felt ashamed that being present there I was unable catch him. I shouldn't have agreed to his request of accompanying me without the handcuffs this was my foolish decision. I could have easily caught him and won a bravery award or a medal that would have made me a famous cop. Any way I have learnt a lesson how to handle these type of cases in future.  


Blog answers grade 5

A.   A.   Answer the following questions.

1.   1  Billy did not have hands.

 

2.  2   We know that Billy was good with his drawings and painting as his mother made them into cards and sent it to friends and relatives on occasions.

 

 

3.   3  At first¸ Bill's classmates teased him and avoided him. Nobody wanted to play with him.

 

4.   4 In one of the art class¸ his friends noticed that Billy could make beautiful drawings using his mouth. This impressed them and they changed their behavior towards him.

 

 

B.    B. A.   Imagine you are Billy's classmate. Write a letter to your cousin informing about Billy.

  Dear XYZ¸    (Salutation)

  1st para graph Introduction of the topic¸ you have to say what the letter is about .For example: XYZ I made a new friend today. His name is Billy. He's not an ordinary child as he has a physical disability. He was not in our school earlier,. He has just joined.

2nd paragraph will be the body of the letter – details of the topic. You have to explain the incident that happened in the art class in details. Explain the incident in your own words.

3rd paragraph will be the conclusion. You will write your experience and the lesson that you have learnt from Billy. It has to be your personal views and thoughts. For example; today I learnt that we shouldn't be ashamed of how we look. I also learnt that success comes to us only if we work hard for it.

 

Leave Taking¸ ³ Yours lovingly¸/With love¸´

Your Name.

 

        

GRADE 3 COMPREHENSION ANSWER KEY

Grade 3                            Comprehension

 

SAVING THE BIRDS

 

One day in spring four men were riding on horseback along a country road. These men were lawyers, and they were going to the next town to attend court.There had been a rain, and the ground was very soft. The four lawyers rode along, one behind another; for the pathway was narrow, and the mud on each side of it was deep. They rode slowly, and talked and laughed and were very jolly.

 

As they were passing through a grove of small trees, they heard a great fluttering over their heads and a feeble chirping in the grass by the roadside.

"Stith!stith! stith!" came from the leafy branches above them.

"Cheep!cheep! cheep!" came from the wet grass.

"What is the matter here?" asked the first lawyer, whose name was Speed.

"Oh, it's only some old robins!" said the second lawyer, whose name was Hardin. "The storm has blown two of the little ones out of the nest. They are too young to fly, and the mother bird is making a great fuss about it."

"What a pity! They'll die down there in the grass," said the third lawyer, whose

name I forget.

"Oh, well! They're nothing but birds," said Mr. Hardin. "Why should we

bother?"

"Yes, why should we?" said Mr. Speed.

 

The three men, as they passed, looked down and saw the little birds fluttering in the cold, wet grass. They saw the mother robin flying about, and crying to her mate. Then they rode on, talking and laughing as before. In a few minutes they had

forgotten about the birds.

 

But the fourth lawyer, whose name was Abraham Lincoln, stopped. He got down from his horse and very gently took the little ones up in his big warm hands.

They did not seem frightened, but chirped softly, as if they knew they were

safe."Never mind, my little fellows," said Mr. Lincoln "I will put you in your own cozy little bed."

 

Then he looked up to find the nest from which they had fallen. It was high,

much higher than he could reach. But Mr. Lincoln could climb. He had climbed many a tree when he was a boy. He put the birds softly, one by one, into their warm little home. Two other baby birds were there, that had not fallen out. All cuddled down together and were very happy.

 

 

Soon the three lawyers who had ridden ahead stopped at a spring to give their

horses water."Where is Lincoln?" asked one.All were surprised to find that he was not with them."Do you remember those birds?" said Mr. Speed. "Very likely he has stopped to take care of them."

 

In a few minutes Mr. Lincoln joined them. His shoes were covered with mud;

he had torn his coat on the thorny tree. "Hello, Abraham!" said Mr. Hardin. "Where have you been?""I stopped a minute to give those birds to their mother," he answered.

 

"Well, we always thought you were a hero," said Mr. Speed. "Now we know it."

Then all three of them laughed heartily. They thought it so foolish that a strong

man should take so much trouble just for some worthless young birds."Gentlemen," said Mr. Lincoln, "I could not have slept tonight, if

I had left those helpless little robins to perish in the wet grass."

 

Abraham Lincoln afterwards became very famous as a lawyer and statesman.

He was elected president and became one of the greatest Americans of all time.

 

Tick the correct option.

1. Why were the four men going to the next town?

A.   to attend a party

B.   to attend court

C.   to visit a friend

 

 

2. Abraham Lincoln was elected as?

 A. President of USA

 B. Prime Minister of USA

 C. President of India

 

3. Why did the three men stop at the spring?

A. to have lunch

B. to give water to their horses

C. to save the birds

 

 

4. Is this story a _______________

A. Fairy Tale.

B. Fact

C. Fiction.

 

 

Answer the following questions:

1. Why were the little robins out of their nest?

    The little robins were out of their nest because a storm had blown the robins out and they were too small to fly back.

 

2. How did Abraham Lincoln save the birds?

   Abraham Lincoln took the birds up in his big warm hands. He climbed the tree      and put the birds softly, one by one, into their warm little home.

   

3. Why do you think the men called Abraham Lincoln a "hero"?

CAN BE WRITTEN IN YOUR OWN WORDS

 

4.Find the antonyms of the following words from the passage:

1.     hard- soft               2. low - high

 

Language record

Frame sentences of your own. 

  Word

Tick the correct word class

Sentence

frightened

noun 

 

verb

 

adjective

 

 

 

 

narrow

noun

 

verb

 

adjective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed writing

Imagine you are Abraham Lincoln. Write how you helped the little Robins.

. Where were you going and what did you see?

. How you helped the little robins?

. How did you feel at the end?

CAN BE WRITTEN IN YOUR OWN WORDS

 

Hi! I am Abraham Lincoln. One day in spring my friends and I were riding on a horseback along a country road. We all are lawyers, and we were going to the next town to attend court. As we were passing through a grove of small trees, we heard a great fluttering over our heads and a feeble chirping in the grass by the roadside. The storm had blown two of the little ones out of the nest. They were too young to fly, and the mother bird was making a great fuss about it. We saw the little birds fluttering in the cold, wet grass and mother robin flying about, and crying to her mate.

 

 I got down from my horse and very gently took the little ones up in my big warm hands. They did not seem frightened, but chirped softly, as if they knew they were

safe. "Never mind, my little fellows," I said "I will put you in your own cozy little bed."Then I looked up to find the nest from which they had fallen. It was high,

much higher than I could reach. But I could climb. I had climbed many trees when I was a boy. I put the birds softly, one by one, into their warm little home. Two other baby birds were there, that had not fallen out. All cuddled down together and were very happy.

 

I felt very happy after helping the birds, as I saved two lives. I could not have slept that night, if I had left those helpless little robins to perish in the wet grass.

 

 

09 October, 2014

Students enjoyed the raas garba event(Rangtali ) organized by the school on 27th September, 2014


 
 
 
     

          

     



GRADE 3 COMPREHENSION

Grade 3                        Comprehension

SAVING THE BIRDS

One day in spring four men were riding on horseback along a country road. These men were lawyers, and they were going to the next town to attend court.There had been a rain, and the ground was very soft. The four lawyers rode along, one behind another; for the pathway was narrow, and the mud on each side of it was deep. They rode slowly, and talked and laughed and were very jolly.

As they were passing through a grove of small trees, they heard a great fluttering over their heads and a feeble chirping in the grass by the roadside.
"Stith!stith! stith!" came from the leafy branches above them.
"Cheep!cheep! cheep!" came from the wet grass.
"What is the matter here?" asked the first lawyer, whose name was Speed.
"Oh, it's only some old robins!" said the second lawyer, whose name was Hardin. "The storm has blown two of the little ones out of the nest. They are too young to fly, and the mother bird is making a great fuss about it."
"What a pity! They'll die down there in the grass," said the third lawyer, whose
name I forget.
"Oh, well! They're nothing but birds," said Mr. Hardin. "Why should we
bother?"
"Yes, why should we?" said Mr. Speed.

The three men, as they passed, looked down and saw the little birds fluttering in the cold, wet grass. They saw the mother robin flying about, and crying to her mate. Then they rode on, talking and laughing as before. In a few minutes they had
forgotten about the birds.

But the fourth lawyer, whose name was Abraham Lincoln, stopped. He got down from his horse and very gently took the little ones up in his big warm hands.
They did not seem frightened, but chirped softly, as if they knew they were
safe."Never mind, my little fellows," said Mr. Lincoln "I will put you in your own cozy little bed."

Then he looked up to find the nest from which they had fallen. It was high,
much higher than he could reach. But Mr. Lincoln could climb. He had climbed many a tree when he was a boy. He put the birds softly, one by one, into their warm little home. Two other baby birds were there, that had not fallen out. All cuddled down together and were very happy.


Soon the three lawyers who had ridden ahead stopped at a spring to give their
horses water."Where is Lincoln?" asked one.All were surprised to find that he was not with them."Do you remember those birds?" said Mr. Speed. "Very likely he has stopped to take care of them."

In a few minutes Mr. Lincoln joined them. His shoes were covered with mud;
he had torn his coat on the thorny tree. "Hello, Abraham!" said Mr. Hardin. "Where have you been?""I stopped a minute to give those birds to their mother," he answered.

"Well, we always thought you were a hero," said Mr. Speed. "Now we know it."
Then all three of them laughed heartily. They thought it so foolish that a strong
man should take so much trouble just for some worthless young birds."Gentlemen," said Mr. Lincoln, "I could not have slept tonight, if
I had left those helpless little robins to perish in the wet grass."

Abraham Lincoln afterwards became very famous as a lawyer and statesman.
He was elected president and became one of the greatest Americans of all time.

Tick the correct option.
1. Why were the four men going to the next town?
A.   to attend a party
B.   to attend court
C.   to visit a friend

2. Abraham Lincoln was elected as?
 A. President of USA
 B. Prime Minister of USA
 C. President of India

3. Why did the three men stop at the spring?
A. to have lunch
B. to give water to their horses
C. to save the birds


4. Is this story a _______________
A. Fairy Tale.
B. Fact
C. Fiction.


Answer the following questions:
1. Why were the little robins out of their nest?
     _________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________

2. How did Abraham Lincoln save the birds?
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


3. Why do you think the men called Abraham Lincoln a "hero"?
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4.Find the antonyms of the following words from the passage:
1.     hard ______________               2. low ____________
















Language record
Frame sentences of your own. 
  Word
Tick the correct word class
Sentence
frightened
noun 

verb

adjective




narrow
noun

verb

adjective







Directed writing
Imagine you are Abraham Lincoln. Write how you helped the little Robins.
. Where were you going and what did you see?
. How you helped the little robins?
. How did you feel at the end?


Practice Comprehension - Grade 5

Read the following passage and answer the following questions

Little Billy was born without hands. He had stumps where his hands were 

supposed to be. His sleeves always hung loosely about his shoulders. Yet he 

was a very happy child. He went to a normal school like any other child of his 

age He loved to play football with his neighbors. 

When he was just three years old, his mother taught him to use his mouth 

to hold a pencil to draw. It was very difficult at first but Billy was a very 

determined child and he soon mastered the skills. His mother was very proud of 

him. She always encouraged his to try his best at whatever he was doing.

Son Billy could draw and paint using his mouth. His drawings and paintings 

were so good that his mother made them into cards and sent them out to their 

friends on special occasions like birthdays and Christmas.

When Billy first started school, his classmates teased him or avoided him. 

Nobody played with him or talked to him. He felt very dejected and lonely. 

One day, during an art lesson, his classmates saw that he coud paint beautiful 

pictures using his mouth and they were very impressed with his talent. Ever 

since then they treated Billy like any other child in school and n longer made 

fun of him and avoided him.

Billy tried to do whatever he had in mind. Though there were something he 

could not d without his hands, he made sure he could do other things that did 

not require hands. He has shown the world that success only comes to those 

who live with his motto – ' To be the best that I can be'.

A. Answer the following questions. 

1. What was Billy's disability?

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2. How do we know that Billy was very good with his drawing and 

painting?

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3. How did Billy's classmates treat him at first?

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4. What made them change their behavior towards him?

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B. Directed Writing:

Imagine you are Billy's classmate. Write a letter to your cousin informing 

about Billy.

•Billy's first day at school

•The day you had the art lesson 

•The lesson that you have learnt from Billy.

Grade 4 Comprehension 3


The Invisible Man
The stranger with the bandages on his face went into the little parlour of the 'Coach and Horses' lodge at about 5.30 a.m. He remained there until midday, the doors and windows shut. No one knew what he did there and nobody dared to go near him. All that time he must have eaten nothing. Three times he rang his bell the third time, loudly and continuously but no one answered him. Now and then, people heard him walk up and down, and twice they heard loud smashing of bottles.
The little group of scared but curious people increased. Inside, in the darkness of the parlour, the stranger sat hidden in his long coat, hat and dark glasses. About noon, he suddenly opened the parlour door and shouted, "Mrs Hall!"
Mrs Hall appeared.
"Why haven't you prepared my meals and answered my bell?" the man asked.
"Why isn't my bill paid?" asked Mrs Hall.
"I told you three days ago I was waiting for my money….."
"I told you two days ago I wasn't going to wait for any money. If my bills aren't paid, you can't complain about your breakfast, can you?"
"I suppose I may have some money in my pocket…."
"I wonder where you found it!" said Mrs Hall.
That seemed to annoy the stranger very much.
"What do you mean?" He asked angrily.
"That I wonder where you found it," said Mrs Hall. "And before I do anything else,   you have to tell me one or two things I don't understand. I want to know how your room was empty when no one saw you go out, and how you got in again. And I want        to know-"
Suddenly, the stranger raised his gloved hands and yelled, "Stop!" with such anger that she stopped talking at once.
"You don't understand," he said, "Who I am. I'll show you."
Then he put his hand over his face and pulled off something.
"Here," he said and gave it to her. When she saw what it was, she screamed loudly and dropped it. It was the stranger's nose! The false nose—pink and shining – lay on the floor. Then the stranger took off his dark glasses. He took off his hat, his moustache and his bandages.
Everyone was shocked. It was worse than they had expected. All at once everyone began to move. Shouting and screaming, they ran to the door. The man who stood there was nothing. No visible thing at all!
The news spread quickly and a crowd collected in front of Mrs Hall's lodge. In the middle of this arrived Mr Bobby Jaffers, the constable. He marched up the steps straight to the parlour. The headless figure sat facing him. "What's all this?" asked a voice from above his collar.
It was the strangest thing in the world to hear a voice coming out as if from the empty space. Jaffers simply brought out a pair of handcuffs.
"Head or no head, I've got to arrest you," said Jaffers.
"But why am I being arrested?" asked the stranger.
"Money has been stolen from a house. And the situation certainly points to you…,"replied Jaffers.
"Nonsense said the Invisible man.
"I hope so, sir. But I've got my instructions."
"Very well," said the stranger. "I'll come. But no handcuffs."
The invisible man sat down.  He slipped out of his shoes, socks and trousers. Then            he jumped up again and flung off his coat.
"Stop that!" cried Jaffers, suddenly realising what was happening. He gripped the stranger's waistcoat. They struggled, and Jaffers was left holding the empty waistcoat     in his hands. "Hold him!" said Jaffers loudly to those around. Once he gets the things off…"
"Hold him!" cried everyone. They all rushed towards the white shirt the only thing that remained on the stranger. But in a moment the shirt was lifted up and off.
Now nobody knew where the stranger stood! "Look out!" said everybody, hitting about in the air, "Don't let him loose!" But it was no use. The invisible man had escaped.
Language Record:
I] A. Write the synonym  for the following from the given passage:
  1. unseen - ________________
  2. unfamiliar person - _______________
B] Write the antonym of the following:
  1. loose- ______________
  2. empty-______________
C] Write the word class and use the given word in a meaningful sentence of your own:
  1. escaped- ( ____ ) _________________________________
____________________________________________________
  1. complain- ( _____ ) _______________________________
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II] Answer the following:
Q1) What did Mrs Hall want to know about the stranger?
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Q2) Why were the people gathered at the lodge shocked?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Q3) Why did the stranger remove his clothes?
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  1. Directed writing:
Imagine you are Mr Bobby Jaffers from the story.  Tell your family how you were unsuccessful in solving the case of the invisible man.  
  • Why did you go to Mrs Hall's lodge?
  • How did the invisible man react towards you?
  • How did the invisible man escape from your grip? What were your feelings as you were unable to solve the case?