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Reading Comprehension
Volume 4, Number 1, September 8, 1998


Read the selection without stopping to choose the correct missing words. Then read it again, pausing to underline the correct words. Finally, read the selection again to see if it makes sense.

A Story Starter:

Tremor Troll’s Campout

Tremor Troll ran across the playground to his new friend, Tantrum Troll. “Tantrum, Tantrum!” he shouted, “Don’t __1__ to bring your sleeping bag when you come over __2__!”
“We’ll have a blast camping out in your yard tonight!” Tantrum __3__.
Trogmire Troll put down his baseball bat and stared at the two eager campers. “Oooo, a big camping trip in the back yard! Don’t let any humans get you!”
Tremor sensed the resentment in Trogmire’s __4__. “You’re welcome to __5__ us, Trogmire,” he said.
“I’ll be busy tonight,” Trogmire announced.
“Are you still organizing your bird dropping collection”? Tantrum inquired.
“Yeah,” Trogmire grumbled as he walked away.
As Trogmire reached the edge of the playground, he __6__ a familiar voice.
“Hey, Trogmire, why the long face?”
Trogmire looked __7__ from the ground to see his old pal, Troubled Troll. “Hi, Troubled, what are you up to?”
“Nothing I’ll admit to,” Troubled grinned.
An idea was suddenly __8__ in Trogmire’s mind. Perhaps it was his own nasty __9__ that put it there. Perhaps it was the grin on Troubled Troll’s face. In any event, the idea made Trogmire Troll __10__ an evil grin.
Trogmire stared intently at Troubled. “Listen, Troubled, how would you like to go on a little adventure tonight?”

1. try forget remind care

2. tomorrow always later maybe

3. asked wondered replied sobbed

4. voice shoes notebook hair

5. leave forget like join

6. saw recalled fought heard

7. down silly up angry

8. born lost denied spelled

9. sister song teacher mood

10. notice display hear frown

What adventure is Trogmire thinking about? Write the conclusion to this story.

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