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7.19.A Identify, Use And Understand The Function Of Various Elements In Speech

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Grade 7
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions

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  • Q1
    Which of these best describes what the author of “Car Talk” and Brandy in “Needed” gain from the experience of driving?
    The author of “Car Talk” becomes a skilled driver, while Brandy learns how to farm.
    The author of “Car Talk” gets to know her father, while Brandy gets to help her family.
    Both gain a deeper understanding of their own abilities.
    Both gain a deeper understanding of family members.
    60s
    7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions
  • Q2
    How does the author of “Car Talk” differ from Brandy in “Needed”?
    The author of “Car Talk” does what she wants to do, while Brandy does what her father tells her to.
    The author of “Car Talk” thinks driving is scary, while Brandy thinks driving is fun.
    The author of “Car Talk” wants to master a skill, while Brandy takes on a new responsibility.
    The author of “Car Talk” is easily distracted, while Brandy pays attention when she drives.
    60s
    7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions
  • Q3
    Read line 7 of the poem. Which excerpt from “Car Talk” best matches the feeling expressed by the speaker in line 7 of the poem?
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    Dad and I drove around, saying almost nothing
    that now-aging permit first found its way into my eager hands
    we got into the car that first time
    a small plastic card verifying my right to drive
    60s
    7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions
  • Q4
    How does “Car Talk” differ from “Needed”?
    “Car Talk” describes events that occur over a longer period.
    “Car Talk” describes events in the order that they happen.
    “Car Talk” focuses on something a girl experiences.
    “Car Talk” shows how a father offers guidance.
    60s
    7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions
  • Q5
    How are the fathers in “Car Talk” and “Needed” presented differently?
    The father in “Car Talk” communicates by sharing stories, while the father in “Needed” communicates by giving instructions.
    The father in “Car Talk” demonstrates the importance of following directions, while the father in “Needed” demonstrates a carefree approach to driving.
    The father in “Car Talk” is eager to spend time with his daughter, while the father in “Needed” is hesitant about having his daughter help him.
    The father in “Car Talk” is uncertain of his ability to provide instructions, while the father in “Needed” is confident when giving instructions.
    60s
    7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions
  • Q6
    Dr. Sarah Parcak and Ben Kacyra would most likely agree about the importance of —
    making future generations aware of important cultural history
    allowing tourists to visit historical sites through the Internet
    using three-dimensional models to create images of landmarks
    discovering sites made famous in films
    60s
    7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions
  • Q7
    How are the purposes of the technologies described in the selections different?
    The technology in “Uncovering a New Era in Archaeology” is used mainly for making people aware of sites, while the technology in “Picturing the Past for the Future” is used mainly for creating self-guided tours of sites.
    The technology in “Uncovering a New Era in Archaeology” is used mainly for proving the age of sites, while the technology in “Picturing the Past for the Future” is used mainly for recording facts about sites.
    The technology in “Uncovering a New Era in Archaeology” is used mainly for re-creating sites, while the technology in “Picturing the Past for the Future” is used mainly for exploring sites.
    The technology in “Uncovering a New Era in Archaeology” is used mainly for locating sites, while the technology in “Picturing the Past for the Future” is used mainly for documenting sites.
    60s
    7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions
  • Q8
    What is similar about the types of technology discussed in the selections?
    Both involve the creation of websites for educational purposes.
    Both require the sites to be surveyed before they are scanned.
    Both require the use of satellites to locate sites.
    Both involve the use of recorded images.
    60s
    7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions
  • Q9
    Both Dr. Sarah Parcak and Ben Kacyra are interested in sites —
    thought to be lost cities
    built during the current century
    at risk of being destroyed
    located in countries around the world
    60s
    7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions
  • Q10
    What is one difference between the selections?
    “Uncovering a New Era in Archaeology” cites an expert to support the author’s claim, while “Picturing the Past for the Future” relies on examples to express the author’s opinion.
    “Uncovering a New Era in Archaeology” focuses on future events, while “Picturing the Past for the Future” focuses on the past.
    “Uncovering a New Era in Archaeology” focuses on one occupation, while “Picturing the Past for the Future” focuses on several different occupations.
    “Uncovering a New Era in Archaeology” discusses discovering the unknown, while “Picturing the Past for the Future” focuses on protecting what is known.
    60s
    7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions
  • Q11
    How are the selection and the poem different?
    The selection focuses on failures, while the poem focuses on successes.
    The selection relates facts, while the poem relates a personal experience.
    The selection encourages mining, while the poem discourages mining.
    The selection focuses on several events, while the poem focuses on one event.
    60s
    7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions
  • Q12
    An idea explored in both the selection and the poem is that gold mining —
    did not appeal to many people in the United States
    was important to the U.S. economy
    attracted miners for only a short time
    did not lead to riches for most miners
    60s
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  • Q13
    Who profited from the Yukon gold rush in the same way as the speaker in the poem?
    Belinda Mulroney
    Fred Trump
    Members of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce
    The Tlingit
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  • Q14
    Read these lines from the poem. Which sentence from the selection best matches an idea presented in these lines?
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    This marked the beginning of the Klondike gold rush.
    Thousands of businesspeople came to Seattle ready to offer goods and services to the prospectors.
    The Seattle Chamber of Commerce moved quickly to take advantage of this upswing in the economy.
    During 1898 some $10 million in gold was found in the Yukon.
    60s
    7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions
  • Q15
    Read line 14 from the poem. Which sentence from the selection best matches the feeling expressed by the speaker in line 14 of the poem?
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    News of the gold find gave people hope.
    One city that was drastically changed by the discovery of gold in the Yukon was Seattle, Washington.
    Before the gold rush was over, Mulroney had opened several restaurants and hotels in Dawson.
    The Tlingit, people native to the area, offered their services as guides.
    60s
    7.19.A: Oral and Written Conventions - Conventions

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