Description: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 8A


8A: Judging Validity

8A: Judging Validity

Description: Judge Validity

✓ standard met

Selection: D-23


Grade level: 4
Word count: 1390 words
Author: Henry Johnstone
Synopsis: His fate rests in her hands. Will she dare to do the right thing?
Excerpt: Now Keneu had lived so far away from humans that he did not know how they caught wild animals. And he did not know how to sense danger. He did not see the net that had been spread over the rabbit. When he swooped down to take the rabbit in his claws, he suddenly found himself tangled in thin, strong cords.

Question: Why is Keneu so easily tricked?
  1. He does not know that people set traps for animals.
  2. He is very hungry, so he does not think carefully.
  3. He was taught to always trust humans.
  4. He has been away from home for too long.

✓ standard met

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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