Description: Central Idea Evaluate the support an author uses to develop the central idea(s) throughout a text.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 8A


8A: Judging Validity

8A: Judging Validity

Description: Judge Validity

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Selection: I-45


Grade level: 9
Word count: 1885 words
Author: Peter Brassai
Synopsis: Mo'ne Davis became the first girl to earn a win and pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history.
Excerpt: Davis is the first African-American girl, the fourth American girl, and the 18th girl overall to play in the Little League World Series. Those are splendid feats, especially when you consider that more than 9,000 boys have participated in the tournament since it was established in 1947. Her triumphs on the diamond have made her a media darling and a household name in many American homes. Like Brazilian soccer star Pele, Mo'ne requires only one name to be recognized.

Question: Choose the sentence in this excerpt that provides important details that support the main idea that Davis is breaking down gender barriers.

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Writing prompt: Think about how an author's bias affects the validity of a claim. Choose a selection you have read and explain whether or not the author's bias has caused him or her to make a false claim.


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