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6.11.A Compare/Contrast The Structure & Viewpoints Of Two Different Authors Writing For The Same Purpose

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Grade 6
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 6
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

6.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Persuasive Text

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  • Q1
    The primary method Jelissa uses to express her message is to —
    highlight the benefits of winning the competition
    clarify how the competition will be judged
    review how their teacher explained the competition
    list the reasons the competition was developed
    60s
    6.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Persuasive Text
  • Q2
    Jelissa most likely thinks that once her team members read her e-mail message, they will —
    urge Jelissa to visit NASA before completing the project
    agree that her plan for the project is better
    do research to verify the facts Jelissa shared about the competition
    decide to work on separate projects that highlight their unique skills
    60s
    6.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Persuasive Text
  • Q3
    Paragraphs 5, 6, and 8 help support the author’s argument by —
    showing that fertilizer is needed on school grounds in order for plants to grow
    suggesting that the school will benefit financially from composting
    explaining that community members will help make composting a success
    indicating that the school does not have the funds to pay for supplies
    60s
    6.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Persuasive Text
  • Q4
    In paragraph 4, Katie includes specific information from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in order to —
    give an example of how a government agency can help the environment
    add credibility to her argument that the amount of trash in landfills is a problem
    show support for the activities sponsored by an environmental agency
    evaluate the effectiveness of groups that want to reduce the amount of trash in landfills
    60s
    6.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Persuasive Text
  • Q5
    Based on the author’s comments in her letter, the reader can conclude that the Beautification Club has —
    worked with members of the community on various projects in the past
    attempted to raise money for other school improvement projects
    suggested other ways that the school could be more eco-friendly
    taught its members’ parents how to make a compost pile
    60s
    6.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Persuasive Text
  • Q6
    Which sentence from the letter shows that Katie has considered an opposing viewpoint?
    And yes, if not properly maintained, a compost pile can smell bad and attract pests.
    As president of the Truman Middle School Beautification Club, I am very concerned about the environment.
    As I’m sure you know, composting turns kitchen and yard waste into something usable once it is added to soil.
    A chemical reaction happens when things like grass clippings, orange peels, and newspapers are layered in a certain way.
    60s
    6.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Persuasive Text

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