Description: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 1B


1B: Analyzing Implicit Details

1B: Analyzing Implicit Details

Description: Drawing Conclusions, Making Inferences from information in text

✓ standard met

Selection: J-1


Grade level: 10
Word count: 2216 words
Author: Randi Bender
Synopsis: Accurate information is crucial during wartime, but disinformation may be just as important.
Excerpt: In 1943 the Allies were fighting in North Africa and had a heavy troop commitment there. It was clear that the time and cost of regrouping and transporting troops to Northern Europe for an invasion were impossible. An invasion would have to take place across the Mediterranean, from North Africa, where troops were amassed, to the southern shores of the European continent. British Intelligence assessed possible penetration points in France, Greece, and Italy.

Question: Based on this excerpt, British Intelligence identified France, Greece, and Italy as possible European invasion points because
  1. these countries were in the proximity of North Africa.
  2. these countries were sympathetic to the Germans.
  3. none of these countries had an army of its own.
  4. there were few German troops stationed in these countries.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Write a question about one additional fact you would have liked to learn from a selection you read. Answer the question by using the Internet or other research tools to find the necessary information.


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