Description: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 9B


9B: Classifying

9B: Classifying

Description: Classify

✓ standard met

Selection: E-56


Grade level: 5
Word count: 1276 words
Author: Pauline Bartel
Synopsis: During the 1800s, hundreds of thousands of people risked their lives to create a new home in the West.
Excerpt: Why would people want to go to the West? Many headed there for the opportunity to farm on good land. Some had heard that there was less risk of disease in the West. And some went there for religious freedom.

Question: Three of the following describe reasons why people chose to travel to the West. Which one of the following was NOT a reason?
  1. People wanted to live in a warmer climate
  2. People wanted freedom of religion.
  3. People wanted opportunities to farm good land.
  4. People wanted payment from the government.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: After reading a non-fiction selection, group facts from the selection under appropriate headings.


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