15 November, 2016

GRADE 4 BLOG COMPREHENSION ANSWER KEY

GRADE 4 BLOG COMPREHENSION ANSWER KEY


RUNNING: SPORT OR WAY OF LIFE?

You flip through the channels for the fourth time and realize that once again there's nothing on television that grabs you. Not a problem! Throw on some running shoes and comfortable clothes and go for a run.

One of the coolest things about the sport of running is that you don't need expensive equipment. All you need is a good pair of running shoes and a safe environment. But just because you don't need much equipment don't be fooled into thinking the sport of running is easy. No one wakes up and decides to run a marathon without training.

Running requires discipline, perseverance, and concentration. It's a sport that's good for your body and mind. Running strengthens your heart, lungs, and muscles. It develops coordination and makes you more aware of your body. Running also gives you energy by increasing your oxygen intake, and it improves your immune system so you don't get sick as easily. It can even help you stay more focused in school because exercise helps you to think more clearly.

How do you get involved in the sport if you don't know much about it? Most schools offer cross country and track programs, but there are also running clubs open to all ages. A simple Internet search can help you find some in your area. The programs show you how running can offer competition or just be for fun. They also teach runners to set realistic goals and take care of their bodies.

Runners have great respect for each other because they know how difficult the sport can be. If you go to a race, you'll see people cheering for all the runners, from the first place finisher to the last place finisher. Running isn't always about how fast you are or how far you're going. It's about getting out there and doing it. Participation is more important than competition, and effort is recognized over talent. If you're looking for more than just a sport, running may be the perfect choice for you.

1. From the passage find four benefits of running.

Running is good for your body and mind. It strengthens your heart, lungs, and muscles. It develops coordination and makes you more aware of your body. Running also gives you energy by increasing your oxygen intake, and it improves your immune system so you don't get sick as easily. It can even help you stay more focused in school because exercise helps you to think more clearly.

2. According to you what is the author's main purpose for writing this passage?

I think the author's main purpose for writing this passage is to persuade the readers to try running.

3. What is the main idea of the fourth paragraph in this article?

The main idea of the fourth paragraph is that running is an excellent sport and running for fun is better than running in a competition.

4. Tell whether each sentence is a fact or opinion. Write the word fact or opinion on each line.

Opinion   - Running is not an easy sport.

Fact - Many schools offer cross country or track programs.

Fact - Running develops coordination and makes you more aware of your body

Synonyms from the passage.

aptitude

talent

understand

realize

 

Antonyms from the passage.

disrespect

respect

easy

difficult


Frame Sentences.

clearly -   adverb  

Directed writing.

Write a letter to your friend persuading him to join the marathon organized by your school.

  • Running is a good sport.

  • Importance of participation.

  • How running has helped you?


Dear ________________,

How are you? I hope you are fine. I am writing this letter to motivate you to participate in the marathon organized by my school.  

You are well aware that running is an excellent sport. It's a sport that's good for your body and mind. Running strengthens your heart, lungs, and muscles. It develops coordination and makes you more aware of your body. Running also gives you energy by increasing your oxygen intake, and it improves your immune system so you don't get sick as easily.

   Once you start running, your confidence begins to grow. You'll feel more in control of your life and your body.   Running isn't always about how fast you are or how far you're going. It's about getting out there and doing it. Participation is more important than competition, and effort is recognized over talent

Running has helped me discipline myself and improve my concentration. It has helped me stay more focused in school because exercise helps me to think more clearly. Running has changed my life. It's not just an activity or exercise for me; it's a way of life. So please do join me and my school for the marathon and make the event a huge success.

Your loving friend,

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