Description: Craft and Structure Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 6A


6A: Recognizing Author's Intent

6A: Recognizing Author's Intent

Description: Recognizing Author's Purpose

✓ standard met

Selection: D-31


Grade level: 4
Word count: 1252 words
Author: Erica Cirino
Synopsis: The music of mariachi bands has been delighting people in Mexico for hundreds of years. Today this music has millions of fans around the world.
Excerpt: No excerpt is available for this question.
Question: The author wrote this selection mainly to
  1. present facts about a subject.
  2. share a personal experience.
  3. entertain with a humorous story.
  4. argue against doing something.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Explain the reason why an author wrote a selection. Be sure to use evidence from the selection to support your answer.


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