Description: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 5A


5A: Examining Text Structure

5A: Examining Text Structure

Description: Examining Text Structure

✓ standard met

Selection: D-29


Grade level: 4
Word count: 1520 words
Author: R. Bender
Synopsis: When a city catches fire, it takes more than buckets of water to douse the flame.
Excerpt: At that time London was surrounded by a 15-foot wall that had been built centuries earlier. The wall had been built to protect the city from invading armies.

Question: What is the relationship between the two sentences in this excerpt?
  1. The second sentence offers supporting information for a statement in the first sentence.
  2. The two sentences set up a comparison.
  3. The first sentence states the opposite of what is stated in the second sentence.
  4. The two sentences are not related in any way.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Explain an author's use of description in a selection, and how the description shaped the way you viewed and understood the person, object, or event described.


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