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7.7 Describe Differences Between An Autobiography/Diary & Fictional Adaptation

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

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Grade 7
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

7.7: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Literary Nonfiction

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  • Q1
    Read this sentence from paragraph 5. The author uses this sentence to explain how her driving lessons —
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    became deeply interesting to her
    allowed her father to display his skills
    gave her father the chance to speak
    made her feel helpless
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    7.7: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Literary Nonfiction
  • Q2
    Which of these is the best summary of the selection?
    The author wanted to learn to drive, and her father began to teach her. As the driving lessons continued, she got used to his personal stories and began to like them. The author’s driving skills eventually improved.
    The author’s usually silent father tried to teach her how to drive. During the driving lessons he surprised her by talking freely. As the author learned more about her father, she realized that she needed to make an effort to develop a better relationship with him.
    The author finally took the time to listen to her father’s stories about his life when he was young. Doing so made her realize that many things in her life were distracting her from having a close relationship with him.
    The author had her driving permit for a whole year without learning how to drive well. Since her mother was unable to teach her, the task was given to her father. While driving with her father, the author learned about what type of music he liked and how he and her mother met.
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    7.7: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Literary Nonfiction
  • Q3
    What can the reader infer about the author’s father?
    He came to appreciate the opportunity to share his past with his daughter.
    He concentrated better than his daughter when they talked.
    He gave his daughter driving lessons because his wife insisted.
    He thought that talking to his daughter might help her drive better.
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    7.7: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Literary Nonfiction
  • Q4
    Why is “jewel bird” an appropriate name for the sleeping bird Nanna and the narrator find?
    It is graceful as it rises into the air.
    The golden feathers on its chest puff up.
    It has a spot of vibrant red on its throat.
    The sun can bring it back to life.
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    7.7: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Literary Nonfiction
  • Q5
    How does the author reveal Nanna’s reason for getting up early in the mornings?
    By providing Nanna’s response about seeing the jewel bird awaken
    By explaining that Nanna does not need as much sleep as other people
    By comparing the way the narrator and Nanna walk through the woods one morning
    By describing the experiences the narrator has as she follows Nanna one morning
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    7.7: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Literary Nonfiction
  • Q6
    The author includes the question in paragraph 17 most likely to —
    suggest a change in the narrator’s beliefs
    show the narrator’s desire to be adventurous
    reveal the narrator’s lack of knowledge
    indicate the narrator’s feelings toward her father
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    7.7: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Literary Nonfiction
  • Q7
    Which word best describes the author’s decision to buy the flower seed packets?
    Manipulative
    Thoughtful
    Obsessive
    Unplanned
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    7.7: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Literary Nonfiction
  • Q8
    The author includes the description in paragraph 2 to convey that she —
    believed her mother’s constant gardening was an inconvenience
    believed her mother’s constant gardening was an inconvenience
    appreciated some of the plants her mother grew more than others
    had difficulty understanding her mother’s fascination with gardening
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    7.7: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Literary Nonfiction
  • Q9
    What is the best summary of the selection?
    The author grew up watching her mother take pleasure in growing many kinds of plants, but she did not share her mother’s interest in gardening. When she was a teenager, she decided to plant several flowers. After waiting several weeks, the author finally got to appreciate the joy of finding a sprouted seed.
    The author describes how she grew up surrounded by the many beautiful plants that her mother loved growing. One day the author bought flower seeds and planted them. The author realized the plants require care.
    The author’s mother loved gardening and grew many different kinds of plants, especially tomatoes. When the author came home with packets of flower seeds, her mother told her she would have to grow them on her own. After waiting several weeks, the author finally saw her flower seeds begin to grow.
    Growing plants gave the author’s mother great joy and happiness, and she tried to share this experience with the author. The author was not interested in learning about gardening from her mother. One day the author decided to buy packets of flower seeds.
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    7.7: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Literary Nonfiction
  • Q10
    The author’s reaction when she found a morning glory vine in her pot suggests that she was —
    eager to start growing more flowers
    certain that her mother would be pleased by her success
    surprised by how happy she felt when she saw the flower sprout
    concerned that the other seeds might not grow
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    7.7: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Literary Nonfiction
  • Q11
    When the author brought the flower seeds home, her mother reacted in a way that —
    demonstrated her lack of interest in the author’s hobbies
    showed she was pleased by the author’s attempt to care for the seeds
    forced the author to seek help elsewhere
    showed she expected the author to be responsible for the care of the seeds
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    7.7: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Literary Nonfiction
  • Q12
    Read this sentence from the selection. The author begins and ends the selection with this idea in order to emphasize that —
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    positive results take time but are worth the wait
    finding an interesting hobby may take many years
    completing a long-term goal is difficult for most people
    many people focus on what they want in the present
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    7.7: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Literary Nonfiction

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