Description: Structure Explain how text features contribute to the meaning and identify the text structures of problem/solution, sequence, and description in texts.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 1B


1B: Analyzing Implicit Details

1B: Analyzing Implicit Details

Description: Drawing Conclusions, Making Inferences from information in text

✓ standard met

Selection: D-16


Grade level: 4
Word count: 1550 words
Author: R. Bender
Synopsis: What might surprise you about someone you already know?
Excerpt: At the time, Sam's parents were young. They knew they needed to escape the violence and hardship in their village. They heard there were jobs in America, so they saved their money until they could afford to travel there on a small passenger ship.

Question: Sam's parents decided to leave their village. What is the main reason they left?
  1. to escape from violence
  2. to explore America
  3. to find new jobs
  4. to get a good education

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Did the title of this selection provide you with clues about the selection's main idea? Why or why not?


Organization: Certica Solutions