LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 6 Chapter 2

LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 6 Chapter 2 Sample

The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen

1. Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess; but she would have to be a real princess. He traveled all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted.

2. There were princesses enough, but it was difficult to find out whether they were real ones. There was always something about them that was not as it should be. So he came home again and was sad, for he would have liked very much to have a real princess.

3. One evening a terrible storm came on; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was heard at the city gate, and the old king went to open it.

4. It was a princess standing out there in front of the gate. But, good gracious! What a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down from her hair and clothes; it ran down into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she said that she was a real princess.

5. "Well, we’ll soon find that out," thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bed-room, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and laid a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the pea, and then twenty goose-down beds on top of the mattresses. On this the princess had to lie all night. In the morning she was asked how she had slept.

6. "Oh, very badly!" said she. "I have scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed, but I was lying on something hard, so that I am black and blue all over my body. It’s horrible!"

7. Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty goose-down beds. Nobody but a real princess could be as sensitive as that.

8. So the prince took her for his wife, for now he knew that he had a real princess; and the pea was put in the museum, where it may still be seen, if no one has stolen it.

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Paragraphs 3 and 4 above are which part of the plot?

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Paragraph 2 above is which part of the plot?

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Paragraphs 6 and 7 are which part of the plot?

The Angel

1. It was just another perfect day in paradise. The Sun was just beginning to warm the day, and outside the birds were happily chirping along the morning gossip. Looking out my window, I saw a picture perfect postcard: coconut palms in the foreground, silhouetted against a robin’s egg-blue sky. I could hear the ocean quietly roaring in the distance. And I felt a sudden urge to feel the white sand under my feet. I walked outside and strolled down our private road to the beach. I walked out onto the soft, white sand and looked around; I was happy to see there was no one on the beach. I drew a deep, cleansing breath of sea air and looked up into the sky just in time to see a winged man.

2. Yes, a man with wings swooped down and made a perfect landing in front of me. He stood about six feet tall with longish blonde hair and pale blue eyes. He was wearing faded Levis and an a crisp, white tee-shirt. He looked very normal, actually, except for the wings, that is. He was an angel in jeans. His wings were mostly brown with white tips and must have spanned at least eighteen feet across. Before I could begin to recover my senses, he yelled for me to hold on. Crack! There was a blinding flash of light, and I felt my skin ripple. I opened my eyes, and we were sitting in a beautifully furnished office. I felt like I had just gotten off the Space Mountain ride at Disney World. I shook myself in an attempt to clear my head.

3. Where was I? What was going on? I figured I must be dreaming or going insane. Before I could make sense of anything, a door opened on the opposite wall. The school principal walked in and stood next to the angel. She had that look on her face. Oh no, I was in trouble now. Closing my eyes, I put my head down. I couldn’t look her in the face. "Mr. Sanchez? I think you have some explaining to do. Mr. Sanchez? Mr. Sanchez, I’m talking to you. Mr. Sanchez?" she said. I opened my eyes and saw my English teacher standing over my desk. Rubbing my eyes, I looked around for the angel. What? On my desk in front of me was the short story I had been writing. I must have fallen asleep. "Mr. Sanchez, do you need to go see the principal? There will be no napping in this class," my teacher said. "I’m sorry, Ms. Ritter. I’ll finish my story," I said.

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The words chirping and crack in paragraphs 1 and 2 above are examples of

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The tone of this passage above goes from