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Grade 9
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)


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  • Q1
    Xavier would like to add some sentences to help transition from the third paragraph (sentences 14–17) to the fourth paragraph (sentences 18–26). Which of the following could Xavier add after sentence 17?
    Should they tear it down? Should they use a helicopter?
    A helicopter could be dangerous. Obviously, it would be costly.
    Each suggestion had its own problems. And in the meantime Grady remained stuck.
    People from all around the country had ideas that they wanted to share. Some were good; others not so much.
  • Q2
    Xavier realizes that he should have added the following sentence to the fourth paragraph (sentences 18–26). Where is the most effective place to insert this sentence?
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    After sentence 22
    After sentence 24
    After sentence 19
    After sentence 18
  • Q3
    Xavier would like to improve the closing paragraph (sentences 27–32) by replacing sentence 32. Which of the following could best replace sentence 32 and help strengthen this paper’s closing?
    For the rest of her life, Grady lived on Mach’s farm.
    It was the unique tale of a cow’s rescue, but it was also an inspiring story of American ingenuity and determination.
    In fact, as you can tell, I’m telling the story of this magnificent and unusual cow even now!
    Grady the cow had been such an unassuming animal.
  • Q4
    Catherine would like to provide a more detailed thesis statement for her paper. Which of the following could replace sentence 3 and accomplish this goal?
    Instead, Baumgartner was high above Earth-24 miles to be precise-and jumped without a jet or spacecraft of any kind.
    Instead, Baumgartner, who was 24 miles above Earth at the time, jumped out of a capsule and proceeded to free-fall, traveling at speeds of more than 800 miles per hour.
    Instead, Baumgartner was 24 miles above Earth at the time, which is quite an amazing distance, and jumped, which is quite an amazing feat.
    Instead, Baumgartner was several miles above the beautiful, majestic Earth at the time that he decided to make a magnificent jump.
  • Q5
    Byron would like to add a sentence to the end of the first paragraph (sentences 1-5) to help transition into the ideas in the second paragraph (sentences 6-9). Which sentence can be added after sentence 5 to help accomplish this goal?
    Aside from the historical references mentioned above, Thonis-Heracleion was essentially forgotten-that is, until recently.
    But one day, as so often happens, everything changed, and it changed rapidly and excitingly and permanently.
    It was difficult to say whether the ancient city was real or had just been a figment of someone's imagination.
    Because no one could definitively prove that it had ever existed, people had trouble believing that it actually had.

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