Description: Craft and Structure Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 5A


5A: Examining Text Structure

5A: Examining Text Structure

Description: Examining Text Structure

✓ standard met

Selection: H-24


Grade level: 8
Word count: 1674 words
Author: Travis J. Best
Synopsis: Jesse Ventura launched himself from the wrestling ring to the governor's mansion.
Excerpt: Without wrestling he never would have had the notoriety to run for office, or possibly even be in movies. Without holding the prestigious office of mayor he never could have hoped to successfully run for the even more prestigious one as governor.

Question: Based on this excerpt, which two answers describe the relationship between these two sentences?
  1. cause and effect
  2. chronological order
  3. problem and solution
  4. main idea and supporting detail
  5. right and wrong

✓ 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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