Description: Paraphrasing and Summarizing Summarize a text to enhance comprehension. Include the central idea and relevant details for an informational text.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 1B


1B: Analyzing Implicit Details

1B: Analyzing Implicit Details

Description: Drawing Conclusions, Making Inferences from information in text

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Selection: E-2


Grade level: 5
Word count: 1433 words
Author: Nancy McConnell
Synopsis: The Hubble telescope is our doorway to the wonders of the universe.
Excerpt: The Hubble also has taken pictures that may show how a new planet is born. These pictures show that dust, in the shape of a disk, forms around stars. Scientists believe these disks may become planets. Because of the Hubble's data, scientists think that new planets may form in many parts of the universe. Hubble also has sent us images of new stars being born.

Question: Based on what you read in this selection, which is correct?
  1. Hubble has confirmed that the universe is always growing and changing.
  2. Hubble has shown us water exists on many other planets in the universe.
  3. Hubble has warned us that the universe will soon be too crowded.
  4. Hubble has proven that Earth is the only planet in the universe.

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Writing prompt: Describe the clues in a selection that helped you determine the selection's main idea.


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