Presentation on theme: "Evelyn Cisneros: Prima Ballerina"— Presentation transcript:
1 Evelyn Cisneros: Prima Ballerina Vocabulary Test
2 Vocabulary1. Stretching exercises help increase the ______ of your body.flexibilitymigrantthrivedtimid
3 Vocabulary2. Glenn stopped playing basketball after school so that he could ______ more time to training his dog.timidthrivedmigrantdevote
4 Vocabulary3. Johnny worked as an ______ to a silversmith so that he could learn to work with silver.apprenticeadaptableeducationadornment
5 Vocabulary4. Our crops ______ in the warm sun and rich soil, so we soon had plenty to eat.devotedthrivedfrightenedconcocted
6 Vocabulary5. My sister is hoping her grades will help her get a _______ to attend college.flexibilitymigrantscholarshiptrainee
7 Vocabulary6. When the other children teased Mattie about her clothes, she grew more and more ______.thrivedtimidflourishedflexibility
8 Vocabulary7. The ______ farm workers move from place to place to work as the various crops become ripe.devotethrivedmigrantpiercing
9 Evelyn Cisneros: Prima Ballerina Comprehension Test
10 Comprehension 1. Who is Evelyn Cisneros? a princess a sleeping beauty a musiciana prima ballerina
11 Comprehension 2. Why was Evelyn shy as a child? Children teased her about her looks.Her parents were often angry with her.Her family moved to a new town.Her younger brother was constantly teasing her.
12 Comprehension3. What made Evelyn’s first ballet class unpleasant for her?She had to do stretching exercises.She was awkward.She had to practice with other people watching her.She had to work hard.
13 Comprehension4. Evelyn’s left foot turned inward slightly. Why did she work to change that?so her teacher wouldn’t complain about itso she would become a better dancerso she would stand out from her friendsso turns and jumps would be easier to do
14 Comprehension5. What did Evelyn do to straighten her rounded shoulders?exercised to increase her flexibilitywore a brace on her backslept only on her backstopped tap dancing
15 Comprehension6. “Evelyn taught tap dancing and demonstrated ballet positions for younger students.” In this selection, positions refers to ______.dances for balletopinions about somethingthe space occupied by somethingparticular stances in ballet
16 Comprehension7. Why did the San Francisco Ballet School offer Evelyn a summer scholarship?Her teachers recommended her.She danced at the Pacific ballet Theater.She would teach tap dancing there.Teachers at the ballet school thought she had talent.
17 Comprehension8. Which word best describes how Evelyn felt about her dancing after her experience at the San Francisco Ballet School?confidentdispleasedunsurediscouraged
18 Comprehension9. Why did Evelyn accept a scholarship to the summer session of the American Ballet School in New York City?to get away from dancingto dance at another top schoolto be with a favorite teacherto become an apprentice
19 Comprehension 10. Which event first made Evelyn famous? dancing in A Song for Dead Warriorsbeing on televisionappearing at the White Housereplacing an injured ballerina
20 Comprehension 11. This selection is a biography because it ______. expresses a newspaper editor’s opiniongives instructions for making somethingtells the true story of a person’s lifelists other works by the same author