Description: Analyze and evaluate texts using knowledge of literary forms, elements, and devices through a variety of lenses and perspectives.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 4C


4C: Visualizing

4C: Visualizing

Description: Visualizing

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Selection: G-25


Grade level: 7
Word count: 1587 words
Author: Kathryn Oliva
Synopsis: When car shopping, it's good to research your options.
Excerpt: How does a hybrid-electric car work? A hybrid-electric car is partly powered by a gasoline engine that is both lighter in weight and smaller in size than a standard gasoline engine. It also is partly powered by an electric motor and a battery. These power sources run at the same time, but not equally.

Question: If you saw two engines, one from a hybrid car and one from a standard car, how could you tell which one belonged to the hybrid?
  1. The hybrid car engine would be smaller.
  2. The hybrid car engine would be heavier.
  3. The standard car engine would be lighter.
  4. The standard car engine would be smaller.

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Writing prompt: Describe an example of a particularly vivid scene from a selection. Explain what technique the author used to create such a clear picture of the setting or event you found memorable.


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