Description: Craft and Structure Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 5A


5A: Examining Text Structure

5A: Examining Text Structure

Description: Examining Text Structure

✓ standard met

Selection: C-36


Grade level: 3
Word count: 1195 words
Author: Mark Twain
Synopsis: What's the best way to get a boy to do something? Tell him he can't do it.
Excerpt: No excerpt is available for this question.
Question: Which statement best describes the narrator of this selection?
  1. The narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of other characters, but he is not a character in the selection.
  2. The narrator is a the main character in this selection, and he speaks to the reader and to other characters.
  3. Tom Sawyer's friend is the narrator of the selection.
  4. This selection has no narrator.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Describe a selection's beginning, middle, and end.


Organization: Certica Solutions