LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 4 Chapter 5

LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 4 Chapter 5 Sample

The Process of Photosynthesis

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a plant? Plants look pretty and colorful. But there is more to them than meets the eye. Plants are always working at a process called photosynthesis. Basically photosynthesis (pho·to·syn·the·sis) is something that a plant does to grow and keep alive. They take in water through their roots and carbon dioxide from the air. Using sunlight, they convert this water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and glucose. Humans and other living beings need this oxygen to breathe. The glucose, a type of sugar, provides energy to refuel for the process.

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1a.

This graphic is intended to show

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1b.

An author would include this graphic along with information about photosynthesis —

Read the passage. Then, answer the questions 2a - 2b that follow.

Plott hounds are great hunting dogs because of their determined, aggressive, and fearless personalities. They are excellent trackers, not easily distracted from their task. They are courageous enough to play chicken with angry prey. This dog also makes a good family pet if it is trained at a young age and has a firm, calm handler. Plott hounds are intelligent, gentle, and affectionate, and they are generally good with children. Whether fulfilling its role as a hunter or as a family pet, a Plott hound is a loyal companion.

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2a.

Which statement best supports the author’s point of view?

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2b.

What type of evidence does the author use to support his point of view?

Read the passages below. Then, answer the questions 7a - 7b that follow.

Childhood is a time of learning and adventure. Read books to children and teach them to read. Teach them their ABC’s and numbers. Teach children the rules of life, such as treat people the way you want to be treated. Teach children to love and respect one another. Children should also learn their likes and dislikes. Give them new foods to eat. Let them pick out their own clothes sometimes. Childhood is a time to explore the world. It gives children the chance to find their place in the world and be happy. But most of all, let children be children.

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7a.

What is the author’s point of view about childhood?

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7b.

What are three graphics the author could have used in this passage?