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Viewing for Assessment

Some tests ask you to watch a video and respond to it in a paragraph or essay. Often, you'll need to refer to details from the video and any readings you have done. The following activities will help you practice viewing for assessment.

Carefully watch this video.

Pay close attention as you watch this video about monarchs and milkweed, produced by the federal government.

Watch the video "Monarchs and Milkweed"

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Respond to the video.

Answer the questions to test your understanding of the video “Monarchs and Milkweed.” Circle the letter of the best answer. Make a copy of this Google doc or download a Word template.

  1. Which best describes the video focus?

    A. Milkweeds are a major source of milk.

    B. Monarch butterflies should be called "milkweed butterflies."

    C. Milkweeds help monarch butterflies in many ways.

    C. Milkweeds help monarch butterflies in many ways.

    D. The milk from weeds creates the butter in flies.

  2. Which detail best supports your answer to 1?

    A. “There’s all this life that you’re going to find on this one plant.”

    B. “No milkweed, no monarchs; it’s that simple.”

    B. “No milkweed, no monarchs; it’s that simple.”

    C. “Because we are a national park, milkweeds are protected.”

    D. “There has been some genetic engineering more recently.”

  3. At minute 1:30, what does the word “larvae” mean?

    A. butterfly

    B. milkweed

    C. feed

    D. caterpillars

    D. caterpillar

  4. How is a milkweed like a crib or nursery for monarchs?

    A. A milkweed is a place where monarchs hatch and grow.

    A. A milkweed is a place where monarchs hatch and grow.

    B. A milkweed gives monarchs milk.

    C. A milkweed makes music when the wind blows.

    D. A milkweed traps baby monarchs.

  5. Infer why a child would say a monarch is his or her favorite butterfly.

    A. because it is poisonous

    B. because it eats milkweeds

    C. because it is beautiful

    C. because it is beautiful

    D. because it has a larva

This lesson is a part of the Practice Test for Reading and Writing unit.

Click the title to view more information about this unit and a full list of lessons that are included.

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