Description: Locate information from the text to support opinions, inferences, and conclusions.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 8A


8A: Judging Validity

8A: Judging Validity

Description: Judge Validity

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Selection: HiE-38


Grade level: 5
Word count: 1581 words
Author: Courtney Triola
Synopsis: There are many sphinxes in the world. You might even know a few.
Excerpt: Although most scientists believe King Khafre was responsible for building the Great Sphinx, there are those who argue against this view. Some believe the Great Sphinx was built by Khufu, King Khafre's father. Khufu had built the first Great Pyramid. Others believe the Great Sphinx is older than both Khafre and Khufu. Researchers who worked at the Giza site in the 1850s unearthed an ancient text. This ancient text told how Khufu found the Great Sphinx buried in the sand.

Question: This excerpt explains that some scientists think the Great Sphinx at Giza is older than both Kings Khufu and Khafre. Choose the sentence that gives evidence to support this.

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Writing prompt: Describe at least five ways you can tell if a selection is true or not true. Use examples from selections you have read to support your statements.


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