Description: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 8B


8B: Reasoning

8B: Reasoning

Description: Reasoning

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Selection: A-48


Grade level: 1
Word count: 738 words
Author: Tracey Baptiste
Synopsis: Handball has been around since ancient times, yet many people have never played it.
Excerpt: Handball is a good sport to play in a city. Why? You need a lot of space to play football. The same is true for baseball. But handball does not need a lot of space. You can play a game of handball against a wall.

Question: This selection says handball is a good sport to play in a city. Which of the following sentences explains why this is true?
  1. A city is too crowded to have large open spaces to play sports like baseball or football.
  2. People who live in cities do not like playing any sports.
  3. A city does not have any walls.
  4. People who live in cities do not have any time to play sports.

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Writing prompt: How is the life of a character in a selection similar to (or different from) your own life?


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