Directions <ul><li>Read the story. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on a letter to choose an answer. </li></ul>
The Runner (the story) Alanna loved to run. She ran to school and she ran home. She ran to the library and to her friends’ houses. One day she ran downstairs and said, “I think I’ll train for the marathon this summer to raise money for the homeless shelter.” She knew that the winner would get a trophy and $1,000 for the shelter. Alanna started to train for the marathon. She bought a new pair of running shoes. She ran on the track and on the sidewalks. After a month, her knees started to hurt. The pain got worse, and her mother took Alanna to the doctor. “You have runner’s knees,” said the doctor. “You have done too much running without warming up. You’ll have to do some exercises to strengthen your knees.” Alanna had to slow down for a couple of weeks. As she exercised, her pain decreased. Soon she was able to run again. At the end of August, her friends stood cheering as Alanna broke the tape at the marathon. Question 1
1. What word best describes Alanna? A B C D smart athletic musical stubborn
Great Job! Question 2 The Fourth of July is Ian’s birthday.
3. What is the problem in the story? A B C D Alanna loses the marathon. Alanna runs on the sidewalk and ruins her shoes. Alanna runs in too many places and hurts her knees. Alanna runs without warming up and gets runner’s knees.