Description: Craft and Structure Determine author’s purpose; 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-19


Grade level: 4
Word count: 1073 words
Author: Christine Venzon
Synopsis: While watching a baseball game, Adrian finds out the sport has its own special language.
Excerpt: No excerpt is available for this question.
Question: The author's purpose for writing this selection is to
  1. amuse.
  2. frighten.
  3. argue against.
  4. criticize.

✓ 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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