In the early 1950, a twelve-year-old boy named, Juan Quezada, gathered firewood in the mountains near the village of Mata Ortiz in Chihuahua, Mexico.


B.  boy named Juan Quezada

C.  boy, named Juan Quezada

D.  boy named Juan Quezada,

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Climbing Mt. Fuji

     Bundled up in wool sweaters and thick coats, and we watched the sun setting on Mt. Fuji in Japan.  It was August and our clothes were stifling.


B.  coats while watching

C.  coats, we watched

D.  coats watching

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Two words that are commonly misused are your and you're.  It is easy to know when to use them if you remember that an apostrophe (') takes the place of a letter(s).  Therefore, you're is a contraction that takes the place of you are.  On the other hand, your is a possessive pronoun that shows ownership.  An example would be The cat chased its tail.  It wouldn't make sense for the sentence to include it is.  So, remember to break up a contraction to see if it makes sense in the sentence.

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involving or full of grave risk or peril; hazardous;


Ex: Texting his girlfriend while driving was a perilous decision.

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Before reading - MAKE PREDICTIONS about the book's content by looking at the title, pictures, and even the first paragraph.
During reading - MAKE CONNECTIONS to the reading by asking relatable questions (Do you remember when we went on vacation to the beach?)
After reading - SUMMARIZE what was read.  Your child should be able to tell you about the characters, setting, plot, and conflict.

Incorporating and encouraging these strategies will definitely improve your child's comprehension! 
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The autobiography by Mary Harris Jones is 

riddled with factual inaccurate.


B.  factually inaccuracies.

C.  factual inaccuracies.

D.  factually inaccurate.

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