Description: Argument Explain an author’s opinion(s) and supporting evidence.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 6C


6C: Recognizing Mood/Tone

6C: Recognizing Mood/Tone

Description: Recognizing Mood and Tone

✓ standard met

Selection: B-6


Grade level: 2
Word count: 787 words
Author: Susan Hughes
Synopsis: The tiger is a beautiful animal but it is in great danger. We need to help the tiger before it is too late.
Excerpt: In fact, there are more of the big cats at the zoo than in the wild. In 1995, there were about 5,000 wild tigers. Now there are only about 3,200 wild tigers. That's very sad.

Question: Read this part from the selection. What does it tell you about the author of this selection?
  1. The author is a person who wants to protect tigers.
  2. The author is a person who thinks governments should do less to help tigers.
  3. The author is a person who does not care what happens to tigers.
  4. The author is a person who has seen many tigers in person.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Describe how you felt when you read a selection. Were you happy, sad, or did you feel something else? Explain why the selection made you feel this way.


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