The Lion Who Couldn’t Climb Steps by Willie B. Mills

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The Lion Who Couldn’t Climb
Steps
by Willie B. Mills
RID Revised 9/09
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1 After Mr. Casey found Max in the moat, what did he do next?
O A. Mr. Casey fed the lions their evening meal.
O B. Mr. Casey tossed a meatball at the top steps.
O C. Mr. Casey smiled at Max playing with a ball.
LC05: Order steps, sequence, and/or parts from the reading (Reading
GLE 2.2.1)
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2 Who could benefit most from reading this story?
O A. Someone who likes to study animal families
O B. Someone who likes to study animal nutrition
O C. Someone who likes to study animal behavior
LA10: Extend information beyond text—apply information, give a
response to reading, express insight gained from reading (Reading
GLEs 2.4.1, 2.4.5)
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3 In your own words, write a summary of the story. Include three
main events from the story in your summary.
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LC02: Summarize with evidence from the reading (Reading GLE
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2.1.7) NOTE: This stem has been updated
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2 A 2-point response accurately summarizes the story by including three
main events from the story.
OR
Provides a summarizing statement and two main events from the story.
Example: Max chased the ball into the moat. He was afraid to use the
steps to get out of the moat. Then he ate his way up the stairs to get out.
OR
This story is about Max who overcomes his fear of climbing steps. Max
was stuck in a moat. The zookeeper helped Max get out by throwing
meatballs.
1 A 1-point response partially summarizes the story by including one or two
main events from the story.
OR
Provides a summarizing statement and one main event from the story.
OR
Provides a summarizing statement.
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Text-based main events may include, but are not limited to:
A. Max chased the ball into the moat / plays in the moat
B. Max was afraid to use the steps to get out of the moat / Max’s
family climbed the steps with ease (Max can’t) / Max is stuck in
the moat.
C. Max did not eat for 2 days / was hungry.
D. Mr. Casey made meatballs and threw them on the steps.
E. Max ate the meatballs on the steps / he climbed out of the moat.
F. Max practiced climbing stairs / not afraid to go up and down stairs
/ knows he can climb the stairs.
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3 In your own words, write a summary of the story. Include three
2 main events from the story in your summary.
This response provides a summary of the story The Lion Who Couldn’t
Climb Steps by including five main events from the story:
A. “…Max was happy, playing with his bowling ball.”
B. “Next his famaly climed the steps…”
C. “…he didn’t have food for two days…”
D. “…Mr. Casey throw meetballs up the stars slowly…”
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F. “…Max rillized that he could clim.”
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3 In your own words, write a summary of the story. Include three
main events from the story in your summary.
This response provides a summary of the story The Lion Who Couldn’t
Climb Steps by including three main events from the story:
A. “Mr. casey saw max in the moat…”
C. “The second day he saw max…sad and hugry.”
D. “…he teased max out with his favorite food meat balls.”
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3 In your own words, write a summary of the story. Include three
main events from the story in your summary.
This response provides a partial summary of the story The Lion Who
Couldn’t Climb Steps by including two main events from the story:
A. “…Max the lion in the moat playing with his bowling ball.”
B. “When it was lunch time they all went up exept for Max.”
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3 In your own words, write a summary of the story. Include three
main events from the story in your summary.
This response provides a partial summary of the story The Lion Who
Couldn’t Climb Steps by including two main events from the story:
A. “Max likes to play with his bowling bowl so he hits it down the steps of
the moat.”
E. “Last he eats his way up.”
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3 In your own words, write a summary of the story. Include three
main events from the story in your summary.
This response provides no main events or summarizing statements from
the story.
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4 What is the author’s purpose for writing this story?
O A. To tell a story about a lion who enjoys climbing steps in
the zoo
O B. To entertain readers with a story about a lion who
conquers fear
O C. To inform readers about a lion who plays with a
bowling ball
LA09: Analyze author’s purpose and evaluate effectiveness for
different audiences
(Reading GLEs 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4)
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5 Which word best describes how Max felt at the end of the story?
O A. Carefree
O B. Confused
O C. Concerned
LC03: Make inferences or predictions based on the reading (Reading
GLE 2.1.5)
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6 Explain why the zookeeper threw meatballs on the steps. Use two
details from the story in your answer.
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LA08: Make connections (cause and
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effect) within a text (Reading GLE 2.3.1)
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2 A 2-point response provides two text-based details to explain why the
zookeeper threw meatballs on the steps.
Example: To get Max out of the moat, he threw the meatballs higher and
higher and Max ate his way up the steps.
1 A 1-point response provides one text-based detail to explain why the
zookeeper threw meatballs on the steps.
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Text-based details may include, but are not limited to:
A. A. Wanted to get Max out of the moat / Max was afraid to climb the
stairs /didn’t know how Max did not eat for 2 days / Max was too hungry
/ Max needs to eat
B. Max’s favorite food was hamburger (meatballs)
C. He threw the meatballs higher and higher / to make Max eat his way up
the steps
D. Learn to climb the steps / be with his family
E. So Max could conquer his fear
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26 Explain why the zookeeper threw meatballs on the steps. Use two
details from the story in your answer.
This response explains why the zookeeper threw meatballs on the steps
by using three details from the story.
C. “…it was the baby lions favorite…”
D. “…if he threw them on the steps, as the steps went up that maybe the
baby lion might follow the food and end up climbing the stairs.”
E. “…so now he climbs the stairs…”
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2 6 Explain why the zookeeper threw meatballs on the steps. Use two
details from the story in your answer.
This response explains why the zookeeper threw meatballs on the steps
by using two details from the story.
B. “…because Max had not eaten in two days…”
A. “…and he wanted him out of the moat.”
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16 Explain why the zookeeper threw meatballs on the steps. Use two
details from the story in your answer.
This response partially explains why the zookeeper threw meatballs on
the steps by using one detail from the story.
E. “…he wanted to teech Max how to claim up the stairs by him self.”
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16 Explain why the zookeeper threw meatballs on the steps. Use two
details from the story in your answer.
This response partially explains why the zookeeper threw meatballs on
the steps by using one detail from the story.
B. “…he wanted to get the lion to eat.”
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06 Explain why the zookeeper threw meatballs on the steps. Use two
details from the story in your answer.
This response provides no details from the story.
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