Description: Key Ideas and Details Analyze literary text development. Determine a theme of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 2C


2C: Summarizing

2C: Summarizing

Description: Summarizing

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Selection: G-57


Grade level: 7
Word count: 2127 words
Author: Quen Law
Synopsis: A boy who encounters the tortoise is rewarded for the way he treats it.
Excerpt: Ty had never imagined a tortoise this size. Could this be the legendary loshu tortoise known for its divine powers? Whether this was a divine creature or not, Ty didn't wait to find out, but bowed to it with respect.

"My apologies again," said Ty as he quickly picked up the empty basket. "I didn't mean to burden you with this. I had put it down to look for rice, as I need to fill my basket before I can go home tonight.

Question: Which of the following attributes does the tortoise reward?
  1. respect and kindness
  2. pride and courage
  3. laziness and intuition
  4. ambition and determination

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Writing prompt: Sometimes the main idea of a selection is not clear until you finish reading the text. Describe a selection you read that needed to be read from beginning to end before you had a full sense of the main idea.


Organization: Certica Solutions