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2 Grade Reading Comprehension Level STORIES INCLUDED Spelunking with Mom Mikey Mails It Natures Helicopters The Worst Day Ever Agatha Christie, Queen of Mystery and 5 more! www.k5learning.com Grade 2 Reading Comprehension Level Workbook by K5 Learning K5 Learning 2020 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the author. Permission is granted to reproduce this material to be used with one (1) teacher students by virtue of the purchase of this book. In other words, one (1) teacher may make copies of these worksheets to be used with his/her students. Permission is not given to reproduce the material for resale. Please visit store.k5learning.com for more workbooks from K5 Learning. Level Reader Table of Contents Introduction Tips . 1 List of Vocabulary Words 3 Stories Exercises: The Worst Day Ever 4 Who are the Inuit. 11 Spelunking with Mom 17 Interesting Earthworms . 24 The Amazing Life of Jane Goodall 30 International Mud Day . 36 Agatha Christie, Queen of Mystery 43 Robbys Kite 49 Natures Helicopters 56 Mikey Mails It 63 More from K5 Learning . 71 www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 Level Reader Introduction Tips Welcome to our series of levelled reading workbooks. Each workbook contains number of texts. Each text is followed by exercises designed to reinforce literacy skills including reading comprehension, vocabulary, spelling and writing. The books include both fiction and non-fiction passages and explore wide range of topics in social studies, nature, history, science and more. Our readers are leveled from to based on number of factors related to text complexity such as vocabulary, average word size and sentence length, amount of repetitiveness of words and sentence structures and subject matter complexity. Early reading levels use short simple words and sentences in big fonts in highly repetitive manner. Stories relate to subjects young children are familiar with. Each successive level introduces greater reading challenge. About K5 Learning K5 Learning provides thousands of free worksheets and affordable workbooks for children in kindergarten to grade 5. We work with award-winning teachers to create materials in support of independent learning. Our aim is to help parents help their kids develop their reading, math and study skills. Visit us at www.k5learning.com. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 1 Level Reader Some tips on using our leveled readers Review the vocabulary words on the first page of each story with your student. Ask your child to read these words and talk about what they mean. Ask younger students to read the stories out loud and use their finger to point to words as they read from left to right. Help them as needed. Ask younger students to also read the directions of the exercises out loud. Remind them to use complete sentences when answering. Ask older students to look up words they dont know in dictionary. Point out punctuation; for example, when there is an exclamation mark ask them to reread the sentence using more enthusiasm. Review your students work and guide him or her through any answers that are not correct. Discuss the stories, the characters, the topics, the settings, the pictures – anything about the text to make it more interesting, relevant or fun. Monitor your students progress and adjust reading levels as needed. Keep the reading fun! Other books in this series This book is one of series of levelled reading workbooks. The levelled reading approach makes it easy for parents to find appropriate materials for their kids. The books range from Levels A-C (kindergarten) to Levels X-Z (grade 6). The books can be purchased and downloaded exclusively from the online bookstore at K5 Learning store.k5learning.com. Questions Feedback If you have any questions or feedback for us, please contact us at www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 2 Level Reader List of Vocabulary Words The following vocabulary words are introduced in this workbook: Africa annoying cave celebrate chimpanzee crawl detective disappointing discovery discovery earthworm entrance envelope famous faraway flashlight fungi glorious groaned helicopter humans igloo international Inuit jewels knees library lungs magazine mailbox mailman modern moist mystery nature nervous patient pebbles policeman Post Office precious quiet seed sidewalk slippery snowmobiles spelunking squirrel squishy strength termites tools traditions tumbling vehicles weight whiteboard wings worst writer www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 3 Level Reader library magazine disappointing worst annoying discovery The Worst Day Ever Avery was having the worst day ever! It started when she arrived at school. Her teacher, Mrs. Carter, had moved everyones desks. Avery no longer sat beside her best friend. Instead, she sat by Brennan, an annoying boy. He was always picking his nose, and he never stopped talking. When it was time to go to the library, Avery made another disappoi nting discovery. She had forgotten her library books. She could picture them, still sitting on the kitchen table. Her classmates returned their old books and picked out new ones to take home. Avery sat at table by herself, looking through magazine about dogs. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 4 Level Reader Things got worse at lunch time. Avery pulled out her lunch bag and discovered that she had mistakenly grabbed her dads lunch. Brussel sprouts, salad and dry bread? Her dad ate the worst food! Just before it was time to go home, Mrs. Carter did draw to see who would be next weeks Star Student. The Star Student got to sit at special desk and use Mrs. Carters fancy gel pens. There were only two names left to be chosen. Avery was sure this would be her week. Mrs. Carter reached into her ar of names and pulled out slip of paper. Next weeks Star Student is Brennan! When Avery got home, her mom could tell she was in bad mood. Avery dropped her backpack on the floor, stomped into the kitchen and sat down, frowning. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 5 Level Reader Whats wrong? Mom asked. Today was the worst day ever! Avery exclaimed. had to sit by Brennan, who is so annoying. forgot my library books, so couldnt get any new books and had to read magazine about dogs. Then I could barely eat because had taken Dads lunch instead of mine. As if that wasnt enough, Brennan gets to be the Star Student next week. That does sound like bad day, Mom said gently. But tomorrow is new day and chance to start over again. Mom pointed out that Avery wouldnt have to sit by Brennan forever. In the meantime, she might find that Brennan could be nice or funny. Mom also reminded Avery that she could get new books from the library tomorrow You probably learned some interesting things about dogs. That may be useful if we get pet next year. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 6 Level Reader wonder if Dad enjoyed my sandwich, Avery said. They laughed when Mom told her she had cut Averys sandwich into heart shape. Finally, Averys mom reminded her that it would be Averys turn next week to be the Star Student. think nice dinner and good sleep will get rid of this bad mood, Mom said as she gave Avery hug. Sometimes, you just have to look on the bright side of things. Avery gave little smile. Yup. Tomorrows new day. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 7 Level Reader The Worst Day Ever 1. 2. (exercises) True (T) or False (F)? Circle the right answer. Brennan was Averys best friend. Avery liked eating Brussels sprouts and salad. Avery would be the last person chosen to be the Star Student. Mom cut Averys sandwich into heart shape. Write 1,2,3 and 4 to put the events from the story in order. Avery discovered she had taken the wrong lunch. Mom explained to Avery that tomorrow would be better day. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 8 Level Reader Avery looked at dog magazine at the library. Brennan was chosen as the Star Student. 3. Circle the ways can Avery get rid of her bad mood. by having nice dinner by complaining more about Brennan by having good nights sleep by going to her room and crying by looking on the bright side of things by telling everyone she sees what bad day she had www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 9 Level Reader The Worst Day Ever (answers) 1. True (T) or False (F)? Circle the right answer. 2. Write 1,2,3 and 4 to put the events from the story in order. 3. 2 Avery discovered she had taken the wrong lunch. 4 Mom explained to Avery that tomorrow would be better day. 1 Avery looked at dog magazine at the library. 3 Brennan was chosen as the star student. Circle the ways can Avery get rid of her bad mood. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 10 Level Reader Inuit vehicles snowmobiles igloo modern traditions Who are the Inuit? The Inuit are people who live in Northern Canada and Alaska. The areas they live in are very cold and covered with snow for most of the year. The Inuit people have learned to do many things to survive the cold. During the winter, the Inuit used to make sh elters out of snow and ice. It might sound strange, but house made of snow can be warm. The ice blocks were very thick, so warm air stayed in the shelter. The ice walls also protected people from the wind. Today, Inuit people live in modern houses with thick walls to protect them from the cold. The Inuits word for home is igloo. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 11 Level Reader The Inuit language is called Inuk titut. These days, the Inuit speak English but still learn Inuk titut. The Inuit of long ago didnt have vehicles like cars or trucks. They would travel long distances by sled. The sleds would be pulled by dogs called huskies. These are big dogs with thick fur. Huskies like cold weather and are strong enough to travel long distances. Today, the Inuit have cars and trucks, but they still sometimes travel with dog sleds. Dog sleds are safer on the snow and ice. The Inuit also use snowmobiles, which are special vehicles for traveling over snow. The land where the Inuit live is frozen most of the year. This makes farming difficult. In the pa st, Inuit people ate mostly meat and berries. Families would often travel and hunt together in large groups. The men did most of the hunting and fishing, and the women would clean the fur and cook the meat. Children would stay with the women to learn how to do these things. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 12 Level Reader When boys were old enough, they would go hunting with the men. The Inuit hunted animals like seals, caribou, rabbits and foxes. They would make clothing out of the animals skin and fur. After hunting, the Inuit had special cerem ony. They would sing songs to thank the animal for providing them with food and clothing. This is called Katadjak, or throat singing. The singers make noise from their throat to imitate the sounds of birds and animals. Today, the Inuit still hunt and fish, but they also have normal jobs and stores to buy food and clothes. Throat singing is also traditional game that the Inuit play. Two people take turns making traditional Katadjak sounds. Then, they make their sounds sillier and sillier. The first person to laugh loses the game. The Inuit now live in modern ways, but they maintain their traditions. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 13 Level Reader Who are the Inuit? 1. (exercises) Multiple Choice. Inuit people live in: a. Northern Canada and Alaska b. Florida c. the far South d. on Main Street Inuit people of long ago built their homes out of: a. mud and sticks b. bricks and wood c. ice and snow Inuit people made their traditional clothing out of: a. cotton b. wool c. animal fur and skins d. blue jeans www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 14 Level Reader 2. Complete the sentences. a. The Inuit word for home is . b. long time ago, Inuit people traveled by . c. 3. 4. Inuit people speak English and. True or False. Inuit people are mainly farmers. True False Hunting and fishing are important to Inuit culture. True False You can stay warm living in an igloo. True False Fill in the blanks. Today, Inuit people live in ways, but still maintain their. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 15 Level Reader Who are the Inuit? 1. (answers) Multiple Choice. Inuit people live in: a. Northern Canada and Alaska Inuit people of long ago built their homes out of: c. ice and snow Inuit people made their traditional clothing out of: c. 2. animal fur and skins Complete the sentences. a. The Inuit word for home is igloo. b. long time ago, Inuit people traveled by sled. c. Inuit people speak English and nukitut. 3. True or False. 4. Fill in the blanks. Today, Inuit people live in modern ways, but still maintain their traditions. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 16 Level Reader quiet entrance spelunking cave nervous flashlight Spelunking with Mom Mom, lets go spelunking! Janie exclaimed. Excuse me, you want to do what? asked her mom. She had never heard of spelunking before. Janie explained that spelunker is someone who explores caves with flashlight. Some people find caves scary because they are so dark and quiet, but Janie doesnt get scared easily. She thinks she would be good at spelunking. That weekend, they went to cave. Janie brought hard hat with flashlight attached to it. She also brought an extra flashlight, jacket, and snack. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 17 Level Reader They stood at the mouth of the cave. There were stairs that led down into the earth, and inside the cave, it was as black as night. Janies mom was nervous. She was starting to think that going spelunking wasnt very good idea. Janie did feel little nervous too, but she turned on her flashlight and bravely took the lead. As they went down the stairs, the air felt colder and colder. The walls were little wet. When they got to the bottom, the light from the opening seemed far away. They were the only ones there, and it was completely quiet. It felt little spooky. Janie and her mom walked slowly forward. The roof of the cave got lower and lower until it was just above their heads. Janie could hear her mom breathing. Suddenly, there was noise behind them. What was that? her mom whispered. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 18 Level Reader Trying not to panic, Janie turned around. There! she said, pointing toward the entrance. She smiled. Its just squirrel, Mom! Oh, her mom replied. Thank goodness! They kept walking with Janie in front and her mom little way behind. Eventually, they couldnt see the light from the entrance anymore. Janie turned corner and entered big open space. She heard sound like mouse. She looked up. Janie tried not to scream as hundreds of eyes looked back at her! What were they? Monsters? Cave people? She aimed her flashlight upwards. Bats! www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 19 Level Reader Most people would still be scared, but not Janie. She had read about bats. She thought bats were fascinating. They sleep upside-down. They use echoes to find their way around the cave. Also, they are kind of cute! Janies mom turned the corner and shined her light on the bats. She screamed, the noise startling few of the bats that took flight and swooped over their heads. Janie laughed. Its okay, Mom! They wont hurt us. They kept walking until they reached the other end of the cave. They climbed out and were greeted by the sun once again. Janie looked at her mom. She looked little pale. Even when she was scared, Janie had kept calm. She thought spelunking was cool. She might need to find new companion for her next cave adventure, though. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 20 Level Reader Spelunking with Mom 1. (exercises) Multiple Choice. What does Janie want to do? a. go shopping b. play video games c. explore caves d. bake cake What did Janie see in the cave? Circle the correct answers. a. bats b. monsters c. squirrel d. spiders Who likes being in the cave the least? a. Janie b. Janies mom c. the bats d. the squirrel www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 21 Level Reader 2. Write 1,2,3 and 4 to put the events from the story in order. They heard squirrel Janie turned on her flashlight. Bats swooped over Janie and her mom Janie suggested to her mom that they go spelunking. 3. Would you explore cave? Why or why not? www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 22 Level Reader Spelunking with Mom 1. (answers) Multiple Choice. What does Janie want to do? c. explore caves What did Janie see in the cave? Circle the correct answers. a. c. bats squirrel Who likes being in the cave the least? b. 2. 3. Janies mom Write 1,2,3 and 4 to put the events from the story in order. 3 They heard squirrel. 2 Janie turned on her flashlight. 4 Bats swooped over Janie and her mom 1 Janie suggested to her mom that they go spelunking. Would you explore cave? Why or why not? Answers may vary. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 23 Level Reader fungi lungs moist crawl earthworm weight Interesting Earthworms At first, earthworms seem like boring animals. They all look the same with tube-shaped bodies and brownish skin. They dont have spikes, and they will never grow wings. All they do is crawl around in the dirt. However, these worms are actually pretty interesting. Even though earthworms all look very similar, there are many different types. Some common types are rain worms, nightcrawlers, and angleworms. Rain worms are the worms we see wiggling on top of the ground after heavy rain. Nightcrawlers come out after the sun goes down. Angleworms are put on fishhooks and used as bait for fishing. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 24 Level Reader Earthworms can be from about two inches to foot long. Two inches is about as long as finger. foot is twelve inches, or about as long as mans foot. The largest earthworm recorded was named Dave. He grew to be 16 inches long and weighed nearly an ounce. That is about the same weight as twelve dimes and twice as heavy as any other earthworm on record. Sometimes, the things animals dont have can make them more interesting. For example, earthworms dont have lungs. So, how do they breathe? They breathe through their skin. They also dont have eyes. Instead, one end of the earthworms body senses light. It is important that earthworms can sense light because if they spend too much time in the sun, their skin will dry out. If this happens, they wont be able to breathe. Earthworms also need to stay out of puddles because, unlike fish, they cannot breathe under water. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 25 Level Reader Earthworms prefer to stay under sever al inches of moist dirt. This protects them from light, keeps their skin damp, and provides an endless supply of food all around them. Earthworms eat tiny pieces of plants and fungi that they find in the dirt. Abundant food is important to earthworms beca use they eat their body weight in food every day. Could you imagine if every person ate their body weight in food each day? It would be lot of food. After an earthworm eats, it produces castings. This is another word for earthworm poop. Castings contain nutrients that help flowers, fruits, and vegetables to grow. Scientists have found earthworm fossils that are very old. Earthworms have been on earth since even before the dinosaurs. That alone makes them interesting! www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 26 Level Reader Interesting Earthworms 1. (exercises) Fill in the blank. a. are used as bait to catch fish. b. are found above ground after heavy storm. c. come out after the sun goes down. 2. Multiple Choice. Earthworms dont like to go out in the sun because: a. It could dry their skin, making it hard to breathe. b. They already have suntan. c. Hot weather makes them thirsty. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 27 Level Reader Castings are: a. when an earthworm is used for fishing b. earthworm poop c. earthworm spikes Earthworms: 3. a. eat lot for something so small b. eat very little for something so big c. eat hamburgers but not fries Do you think earthworms would make good pet? Why or why not? www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 28 Level Reader Interesting Earthworms 1. (answers) Fill in the blank. a. Angleworms are used as bait to catch fish. b. Rain worms are found above ground after heavy storm. c. Nightcrawlers come out after the sun goes down. 2. Multiple Choice. Earthworms dont like to go out in the sun because: a. It could dry their skin, making it hard to breathe. Castings are: b. earthworm poop Earthworms: a. 3. eat lot for something so small Do you think earthworms would make good pet? Why or why not? Answers may vary. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 29 Level Reader Africa termites chimpanzee tools humans discovery The Amazing Life of Jane Goodall Jane Goodall wanted to be just like Tarzan when she grew up. She was interested in learning about animals in the wild, especially chimpanzees. One day, she decided to move far away to Africa to study them up close. Jane found out many important things about chimpanzees. She lived among them instead of watching them from far away like the other scientists. She discovered that chimpanzees were more like humans than anyone had ever believed. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 30 Level Reader At first, it was hard for her to learn anything. The chimpanzees always ran away when she tried to get close. Eventually, they got used to her and let her watch them. She saw chimpanzee she called David Greybeard using tool to catch food. He took stick with leaf on it and stuck it into dirt mound full of termites. Once the termites started eating the leaf, he pulled out the stick. Hed caught tasty snack! This was big discovery. Before, people had thought that only humans used tools. Now we know that animals like chimpanzees, crows and elephants use tools as well. We may never have figured that out without Janes help! She proved something else about chimpanzees. Scientists thought chimpanzees just ate plants, but they eat meat too. This is another thing that humans have in common with chimpanzees. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 31 Level Reader Jane also discovered that chimpanzees have families, just like us. They stay together and take care of each other their whole lives. Jane is over 80 years old today, but that hasnt slowed her down. Shes still working hard to protect chimpanzees and to teach people about them. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 32 Level Reader The Amazing Life of Jane Goodall (exercises) 1. Multiple Choice. What kind of animal did David Greybeard the chimp eat? a. crows b. elephants c. termites d. lions Who did Jane want to be like when she was little? a. Tarzan b. Tina Turner c. Superman d. her mother www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 33 Level Reader What foods do chimpanzees eat? 2. a. dirt and stones b. pizza and pasta c. plants and meats d. just plants Fill in the blanks. a. Jane moved to to study the chimpanzees up close. b. Jane discovered that chimpanzees dont just eat plants, they also eat. c. Jane protects and teaches. 3. True or False. Chimps have families and take care of each other. True False Humans knew animals could use tools before Jane met David Greybeard. True False Jane is almost 50 years old. True False www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 34 Level Reader The Amazing Life of Jane Goodall (answers) 1. Multiple Choice. What kind of animal did David Greybeard the chimp eat? c. termites Who did Jane want to be like when she was little? a. Tarzan What foods do chimpanzees eat? c. 2. Fill in the blanks. a. b. c. 3. plants and meats Jane moved to Africa to study the chimpanzees up close. Jane discovered that chimpanzees dont just eat plants, they also eat meat. Jane protects chimpanzees and teaches people. True or False. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 35 Level Reader squishy celebrate international knees glorious whiteboard International Mud Day When Tara walked into the classroom that morning, she was startled by what she saw on the whiteboard: Mud party today! Good morning, children, Ms. Dunn said merrily. Take your seats please. suppose you have all seen the note on the board? All the children cheered, except for Tara. Tara hated mud and dirt. Today, we will celebrate International Mud Day, Ms. Dunn continued. So, were having mud party! Everybody was happy, except for Tara. She raised her hand. Ms. Dunn, what is Mud Day? What is mud party? www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 36 Level Reader Im glad you asked, Tara, Ms. Dunn replied with smile. Children all over the world celebrate International Mud Day to enjoy being in nature. They roll in glorious mud and make things with it. Tara did not want to go outside and play in the mud. While the kids were putting on their coats, Tara walked up to Ms. Dunn and asked, Miss Dunn, really have lot of homework. Would it be OK if went to the school library to study instead of going to the mud hole? You can study later, Miss Dunn said. Come have fun in the mud with us. Miss Dunn walked over and opened the door, leading the children outside. Tara sighed. It was going to be the International Worst Day Ever. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 37 Level Reader Tara followed the others out into the playground. large pool full of sticky mud was waiting for them. Taras friends rushed to the pool. Some fell as they tried to take off their shoes and run at the same time. Tara carefully sat down at the edge of the mud pool. She pulled her knees toward herself so tight ly that she looked like ball. She did not want to get mud on her new dress. Her classmates were splashing the mud everywhere. Taras friend Nancy noticed Tara sitting alone and walked up to her. have some extra play clothes. You can borrow them if you like, Nancy said cheerfully. Why not? Tara thought. Her clothes were going to get soiled anyhow because of all the splashing. She could keep her dress clean if it was put away. Tara changed into Nancys play clothes. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 38 Level Reader After she stopped worrying about her clothes Tara started having fun. The mud was cold and squishy at first, but then she got used to it. She didnt mind bit of mud on her face or her clothes. She did not mind it at all. Tara made mud pies with her friends. They made mud bricks and left them in the sun to dry. They layered the bricks using mud to stick them together. After bit of work, they had made mud castle! It turned out to be fun day. Next year, lets build whole mud city! shouted Tara. The kids let out the loudest cheer of the day. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 39 Level Reader International Mud Day 1. (exercises) Choose the correct answer. What is International Mud Day? a. celebration of washing clothes. b. celebration of everything that is dirty c. celebration of nature. d. pie-making contest. Why did Tara not cheer for the party like the other children? a. She was shy and did not want to be at party. b. She was worried about her homework. c. She did not like cheering for anything. d. She did not like playing in mud and getting dirty. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 40 Level Reader Why did Tara wear the play clothes her friend offered? a. She thought she had to. b. She thought that this way she could keep her new dress clean. 2. c. The teacher told her to do so. d. She liked the colors. Fill in the blanks with words from the passage a. She had pulled her knees toward herself so tightly that she looked like. b. The mud was and. c. They made and left them in the sun to dry. 3. What did the children do with the mud? What did they make? www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 41 Level Reader International Mud Day 1. (answers) Choose the correct answer. What is International Mud Day? c. celebration of nature. Why did Tara not cheer for the party like the other children? d. She did not like playing in mud and getting dirty. Why did Tara agree to wear the play clothes her friend offered? d. 2. 3. She agreed to wear the play clothes so she could keep her new dress clean. Fill in the blanks with words from the passage. a. She had pulled her knees toward herself so tightly that she looked like ball. b. The mud was cold and squishy. c. They made mud bricks and left them in the sun to dry. What did the children do with the mud? What did they make? (Answers may vary) The children made mud pies and mud castle. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 42 Level Reader jewels writer mystery detective famous precious Agatha Christie, Queen of Mystery Who stole the princes precious jewels? Who poisoned the punch at the party? Who swiped cookie from the cookie jar? If you love mysteries like these, you will probably love Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie is one of the most famous writers of all time. Most of her stories are about detectives. They follow clues and solve puzzling cases. Some stories are set in gloomy British castles. Some are set in regular towns. Some are about kings and queens. Some are about regular people. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 43 Level Reader One of Agatha Christies most famous characters is detective named Miss Marple. Miss Marple is little old lady who loves to knit, bake cookies, and solve mysteries. Shes not your average grandma! Readers love to follow her adventures. They feel like hey are with her, tracking down clues. In one Miss Marple story, thief steals ruby from prince during Christmas party. Miss Marple wants to find out who did it. She knows that the thief must be at the party, so the ruby must be hidden somewhere in the room. Miss Marple looks everywhere but cannot find it. After looking for long time, Miss Marple gets tired and sits down. She eats slice of Christmas cake. Then, she bites down on something hard. It is the ruby! The thief yells out because the ruby hiding spot has been revealed. He has lost his precious jewel. Miss Marple has caught him! www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 44 Level Reader Agatha Christie is famous now, but she didnt start out that way. She was born in England about hundred years ago. As child, she loved to play music, spend time with her pets, and read. She read lot! Books were her best friends. She wrote her first poem when she was 10 years old. Agatha wrote her first book when she was an adult, but nobody would buy it. Nobody would buy her next five books either, but Agatha didnt give up. Her seventh book, called The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was big success. After that, she never stopped writing. During her life, Agatha Christie wrote over 80 books and plays. Agatha Christie stories are loved by millions of people all over the world. Sometimes, she inspired her readers to solve the little mysteries they find in their own lives. She might even inspire you! So, is Agatha Christie one of the worlds best authors? Thats no mystery! www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 45 Level Reader Agatha Christie, Queen of Mystery (exercises) 1. Answer these questions. a. Who is one of Agatha Christies most famous characters? b. What type of story is Agatha Christie famous for writing? c. What is something Agatha Christie loved to do as child? 2. Pick the correct answer. Where was Agatha Christie born? a. in tent b. America c. England d. Agathaland www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 46 Level Reader In the Miss Marple story described, what is stolen from the prince? a. ruby b. grilled cheese sandwich c. an iPhone When did Agatha Christie write her first poem? 3. a. when she was 10 years old b. when she was 90 years old c. Agatha Christie never wrote anything Fill in the blanks. Agatha was famous mystery writer. Miss Marple loves to knit, bake cookies, and solve . Agatha Christies first books did not sell, but she did not www.k5learning.com . K5 Learning 2020 47 Level Reader Agatha Christie, Queen of Mystery (answers) 1. Answer these questions. a. Miss Marple b. detective stories c. She loved to play music, spend time with her pets and read. 2. Pick the correct answer. Where was Agatha Christie born? c. England In the Miss Marple story described, what is stolen from the prince? a. ruby When did Agatha Christie write her first poem? a. 3. when she was 10 years old Fill in the blanks. Agatha Christie was famous mystery writer. Miss Marple loves to knit, bake cookies, and solve mysteries. Agatha Christies first books did not sell, but she did not give up. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 48 Level Reader slippery patient pebbles groaned tumbling strength Robbys Kite It was beautiful day, so Robby decided to fly kite in his backyard. Holding onto its string, Robby let the kite sail high into the air. It swayed gently from side to side, until strong gust of wind took hold of it. The wind ripped the string from Robbys hands and pulled his kite away from him. Robby ran and grabbed for the string, but he tripped over his shoelaces. Tumbling into puddle of mud, Robby watched as his kite sailed into nearby tree and got stuck between two branches. What are you doing on the ground? Robbys mother asked, walking outside. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 49 Level Reader The wind stole my kite, Robby answered. was trying to get it back. But your kites in tree, not in that puddle of mud, Robbys mother said, chuckling and pointing upwards. Robby groaned as he picked himself up from the ground. He tried wiping the mud from his jeans, but this only spread the dirt further onto Robbys clothes. You dont have to chase after your kite, Robbys mother said. Just be patient. The wind will carry the kite back to the ground. Robby didnt want to wait. He wanted his kite back, right now He tried climbing the tree to reach for his kite, but the trees bark was too slippery. Robby lost his grip and tumbled back into the mud, while his kite remained stuck above him. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 50 Level Reader have to try something else, Robby thought. He gathered some pebbles and tried throwing them at the kite. Robby wanted to knock his kite loose, but it was too high for him to reach. The pebbles never reached the kite and nearly hit Robby as they fell back to the ground. You have to be patient, Robbys mother repeated. You wont get your kite back by climbing or throwing pebbles at it. have to find another way to get it down, Robby grumbled. He walked up to the trunk of the tree and wrapped his hands around it. With all his strength, Robby tried to shake the tree and yelled, Give me back my kite! But the tree stayed silent and hardly moved. Its branches still held firmly onto Robbys kite. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 51 Level Reader Im never getting my kite back Robby sighed. He slouched onto the ground and felt breeze rush through his muddy hair. moment later, bigger gust of wind pushed against Robbys kite and released it from the branches. The kite danced freely in the breeze, then it fell to the ground beside Robby. Do you see now? Robbys mother said. All good things come to those who wait. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 52 Level Reader Robbys Kite 1. 2. (exercises) True (T) or False (F)? Circle the right answer. Robby was in his back yard with this father. Robby fell into puddle of honey while trying to chase his kite. Robby yelled at the tree, hoping it would release his kite. Write 1, 2, 3 and 4 to put the events in order. Robbys mother walked outside to see what he was doing on the ground. Robby tried throwing pebbles at his kite It was nice day, so Robby decided to fly kite in his back yard. strong breeze ripped the string from Robbys hands. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 53 Level Reader 3. Read over the story. What were some of the things Robby tried to get his kite down from the tree? www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 54 Level Reader Robbys Kite (answers) 1. True (T) or False (F)? Circle the right answer. 2. Write 1, 2, 3 and 4 to put the events from the story in order. 3 Robbys mother walked outside to see what he was doing on the ground. 4 Robby tried throwing pebbles at his kite. 1 It was nice day, so Robby decided to fly kite in his back yard. 2 strong breeze ripped the string from Robbys hands and carried his kite into tree. 3. Read over the story. What were some of the things Robby tried to get his kite down from the tree? Robby tried climbing the tree that his kite was stuck in. Then, he tried to loosen the kite from the branches by throwing pebbles at it. Finally, Robby yelled at the tree and shook its trunk with his hands. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 55 Level Reader wings seed squirrel nature helicopter faraway Natures Helicopters Ashley and her father took walk through forest near their home. The sun was bright, and they talked as they walked. Ashley was curious girl who asked lot of questions. Her father enjoyed taking these walks with her. They saw squirrels climbing the trunks of the forests tall trees. Do you think the squirrels get scared up there? Ashley asked. dont think so, her father replied. The squirrels are used to climbing, and their claws keep them from falling. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 56 Level Reader think would be scared all the way up there, Ashley said. She leaned back trying to see the top of the tree. The tree was so tall she almost fell over backwards. How do these trees get so tall? It doesnt look like theyre growing. Ashleys father walked over to one of the trees and placed his hand against its trunk. They grow little bit each year, he said. These are maple trees, and theyre even older than am. Would you like to see maple tree before it grows? Sure, Ashley responded. Her father walked around the trunk of the tree, and then he picked up something from the forest floor. It looked like tiny pair of wings. Ashleys father held the wings above his head and let go of them. The wings fell slowly through the air, making circles as they dropped to the ground. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 57 Level Reader didnt know paper could fly like that, Ashley whispered. Its not paper, her father noted. It is seed of maple tree. It has wings that are shaped like the blades of helicopter. The wind will carry seed like this long way, so new maple tree can grow beyond this forest. How does seed know how to do that? Ashley asked. It doesnt know, her father said. Nature built the seed that way. It knew that maple trees need open spaces to find their own sunlight and grow. Nature gives the seeds wings to help them find new and open places. Ashley looked at the maple tree in front of her. She traced its roots all the way up to its highest branches. The tree seemed tall enough to reach the clouds. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 58 Level Reader So, this tree started as tiny seed with wings? Ashley asked. All of these trees started as seeds with win gs, her father replied. breeze blew through the forest, and winged seeds were blown from the maple trees. Ashley watched as the wind carried away dozens of tiny helicopters. She knew that the seeds were flying to faraway places, where new maple trees would soon grow. Nature is clever, isnt it, Dad? Ashley stated. Yes, Ashley, her dad said, chuckling. Yes, it certainly is. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 59 Level Reader Natures Helicopters 1. (exercises) Pick the correct answers. Maple trees are short tall ). The seeds of maple trees look like wings hands ). Ashley was walking through the forest with her mother father ). Ashley was ( curious naughty girl. 2. Circle the things that Ashley and her father saw in the forest. Cross out the things they didnt see seeds with wings snowmen with hats squirrels climbing rats dancing tiny people tall trees www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 60 Level Reader 3. Can you think of another way in which nature is clever? Write sentence. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 61 Level Reader Natures Helicopters 1. (answers) Pick the correct answers. Maple trees are short tall ). The seeds of maple trees look like wings hands ). Ashley was walking through the forest with her mother father ). Ashley was ( curious naughty girl. 2. Circle the things that Ashley and her father saw in the forest. Cross out the things they didnt see 3. Can you think of another way in which nature is clever? Write sentence. Answers may vary. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 62 Level Reader mailbox mailman envelope sidewalk Post Office policeman Mikey Mails It Mikey, have some letters for you to mail, Mom called. Coming, Mom! Mikey put down his book and went downstairs. Make sure these all go inside the mailbox, Mom reminded him. Their street had blue mailbox on the corner just two blocks away. will, Mom. He headed down the street. It was little windy. When he got to Evans driveway, he saw his friend bouncing basketball. Mikey put down the mail and started playing with his friend. Suddenly three envelopes flew by, caught by the wind. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 63 Level Reader Yikes! Mikey and Evan scrambled to catch the letters. Mikey counted to make sure he had them all. Then he ran down to the mailbox and mailed them before he forgot again. The next day, Mom came into Mikeys bedroom. Would you take this to Mrs. Smiths house? she asked, holding up big yellow envelope. Its the money from the bake sale. need you to go str aight there and make sure you give it to Mrs. Smith. Mikey felt grown-up as he marched down the sidewalk with the envelope under his arm. At the end of the block, his friend Emily came around the corner. She had bouncy black puppy on leash. We have new dog! Emily exclaimed. The cute little puppy jumped up against Mikeys legs. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 64 Level Reader Wow! Mikey giggled as the furry little dog nudged him with its nose. think he likes me. Yes, he does, Emily agreed. Do you want to walk him? Sure! Mikey was about to take the leash, when he saw the mailbox up ahead. Oh, wait. First, have to mail this for my mom. Mikey ran up to the mailbox, opened it, and tossed the yellow envelope inside. Just as he heard the envelope drop down inside, he remembered that the yellow envelope wasnt mail. It was the money from the bake sale. He had thrown the money in the mailbox! Mikey tried to see into the mailbox, but it was completely dark. Whats the matter? Emily ran up, the puppy barking at the excitement. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 65 Level Reader He told her his mistake, and her eyes opened wide. Maybe you can reach it, Emily suggested. Emily held the mailbox door open while Mikey stood on his tiptoes and tried to reach into the mailbox as far as his arm would go. Whats going on, kids? Mikey and Emily both turned around. Two kids and an excited puppy stared up at very tall policeman. The policeman looked very serious. Mikey couldnt help it. He started to cry. mailed the money, he sobbed. It was an accident! After Mikey had sni ffled out the whole story, the officer walked Mikey home. Mom was surprised to see policeman at the door. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 66 Level Reader Once Mom called the Post Office, things turned out well. mailman came, found the yellow envelope and gave it back to Mikeys mom. Next time, Mikey promised, Ill finish my job before stop to play! www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 67 Level Reader Mikey Mails It 1. (exercises) True or False? Mikey went right to Joshs house with the yellow envelope. Emily had new brown and white puppy. The policeman took Mikey to jail. Money from the bake sale was in the yellow envelope. 2. Circle the correct answers. When his mom gave Mikey the three envelopes: a. Mikey took them straight to the mailbox. b. Emilys new puppy ate them. c. Mikey put the envelopes down to play basketball. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 68 Level Reader Why did the policeman come? a. The puppy was barking too loud. b. The kids were trying to reach into the mailbox. c. He had letter to mail. Mikey promised: a. He would clean his room. b. He would finish his job before he stopped to play. c. 3. He would never mail another letter. Write 1 to 4 to put the events in order. Mikey met Emily with her new puppy Mom called the Post Office. Mikey started to cry. Evan and Mikey scrambled after the envelopes. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 69 Level Reader Mikey Mails It 1. 2. (answers) True or False? False Mikey went right to Joshs house with the yellow envelope. False Emily had new brown and white puppy. False The policeman took Mikey to jail. True Money from the bake sale was in the yellow envelope. Circle the correct answer When his mom gave Mikey the three envelopes: c. Mikey put the envelopes down to play basketball. Why did the policeman come? b. The kids were trying to reach into the mailbox. Mikey promised: b. 3. He would finish his job before he stopped to play. Write 1-4 to put the events in order. 2 Mikey met Emily with her new puppy. 4 Mom called the Post Office. 3 Mikey started to cry. 1 Evan and Mikey scrambled after the envelopes. www.k5learning.com K5 Learning 2020 70 More from K5 Learning Math Workbooks We carry comprehensive range of kindergarten to grade 7 math workbooks, organized by subject matter and grade level. Highly recommended! Levelled Readers Our online bookstore carries full series of levelled readers from the kindergarten to grade 6 level, available for download and printing. Grammar, Vocabulary and Spelling Workbooks We have grammar, vocabulary and spelling workbooks for grades 1-5. We also have cursive writing workbooks and phonics and sight words flashcards. 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