Representing Text Story Web

Pretest

 

Click on the correct answer.

1. A story web is used to:
A. draw pictures of a story.
B. connect important events in a story.
C. tell a story.
D. make a story shorter.

2. In a story web,
A. it doesn't matter in what order you list the facts.
B. you only include the topic and conclusion.
C. you connect the main idea and important facts in an organized way.
D. you write complete sentences.

3. A story web is a:
A. graphic organizer used to help understand a story.
B. bunch of circles.
C. story told in a spider's web.
D. a group of circles connected.

4. A story web is used as:
A. a testing tool.
B. a tool to help you remember the important facts in a story.
C. a way to make pictures for a story.
D. a picture.

5. To make a story web:
A. you can use connected squares.
B. you can use rectangles.
C. you can use circles.
D. all of the above.

6. To make a good story web, you need to:
A. draw pictures.
B. connect facts to show relationship and connect important details to
facts.
C. read the story three times first.
D. find at least three important facts.

Read the following paragraphs and click on the correct story web.

7. Lately, more people are cupping their hands behind their ears when someone speaks to them. They think people mumble to them when they talk to them. The people who talk to the ones who don't hear well think that the other person just doesn't listen. In the 1970's, hearing problems in the US rose sharply among people, ages 45 to 64. One in 10 Americans, 28 million in all, have some kind of hearing loss.

 

A B

 

8. Hearing loss doesn't just come from your genes. It comes from factors such as wax buildup, infections, tumors, head injuries, continual illnesses and medicines. All the noise in our world is a fault, too, including boom boxes, sirens, jackhammers, and Harley motorcycles. Our ears are incredibly sensitive and are designed to hear at a low sound pressure. When the pressure gets too high, the cells inside the ear vibrate and when they vibrate too much, they fall apart.

 

A B


9. Inside our ears are hairs, called sensory cells. Each ear has about 15,000 of them in the inner ear, the cochlea which is a long fluid-filled tube that looks like a snail's shell. When sound goes through the outer and middle ear, tiny bones in the middle ear vibrate which sends waves through the fluid that bends the hairs. The vibrations send electrical signals along the auditory nerve which our brain translates into sound.

A.

B.

 

10. As people get older, some of the hair cells die in the inner ear. Trauma can cause this besides our genes. Once a cell is gone, it is never replaced. The cells are arranged similar to strings in a piano, from high to low. The first cells to die are the ones in the high frequency range. When this happens, women's voices are hard to hear and so are the letters, s, t, and f. Sounds seems to become muffled.

A.

B.

 

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