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Grade 7 - High School Start Time

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Grade 7
English Language Arts
Common Core

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Grade 7
English Language Arts
Common Core

RI.7.4
RI.7.6
RI.7.5
RI.7.3
RI.7.8
RI.7.2
RI.7.7
RI.7.9

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  • Q1
    Part A: What is the best definition of anecdotal as the word is used in paragraph 15 of Text 1, “High Schools Starting Later to Help Sleepy Teens?”
    Evidence that is unrelated to the author’s claims
    Evidence based on personal experiences
    Evidence based on unlikely theories
    Evidence that comes from many years of research
    45s
    RI.7.4
  • Q2
    Part B: Which detail from Text 1 helps the reader determine the meaning of anecdotal?
    “…teachers especially wanted…”
    “…Wolak adds…”
    “…supports Wolak’s observations…”
    “…overwhelmingly endorsed…”
    45s
    RI.7.4
  • Q3
    Part A: Based on information in Text 1, which sentence states the author’s primary claim?
    Teenagers miss fewer classes when they begin school later in the day.
    Students in elementary school also benefit from changing school start times because they have more energy in the morning.
    An increasing body of research supports the idea that starting school later in the day has significant benefits for teenagers.
    The main reason schools should adjust start times is to save money on transportation.
    45s
    RI.7.6
  • Q4
    Part B: How does the author of Text 1 most effectively develop her primary claim?
    She explains the negative effects later start times have on transportation companies.
    She highlights the positive effects later start times have had in specific school districts.
    She includes quotations from teachers who have been advantaged by later start times.
    She explains how different age groups of students would be impacted by changing school start times.
    45s
    RI.7.6
  • Q5
    How does the author structure her argument regarding the possibility of adjusting start times for high school students?
    She introduces common arguments against changing start times and explains how individual districts have addressed those challenges.
    She highlights research supporting the importance of changing start times and explains the ways schools have applied that research.
    She describes different school districts who have changed their start times and then explains their motivations for doing so.
    She introduces scientists who study the issue of teenage sleep and then explains how these scientists conduct research related to the issues of school start times.
    45s
    RI.7.5
  • Q6
    Part A: Based on the information in Text 1, which sentence explains how the sleep habits of teenagers are impacted by school start times?
    It is hard for teens to wake up in the morning, regardless of the time, so delaying school start times allows them to wake up more naturally.
    Teenagers need more sleep than younger students, so when school starts too early, students of all ages suffer.
    Teenagers often find themselves with too many activities, so they are forced to stay awake late into the evening and have trouble staying awake during early classes when school starts earlier.
    It is natural for teenagers to stay awake late at night and sleep late in the morning rather than go to bed early and wake up early, so teens do not get enough sleep when school starts early.
    45s
    RI.7.3
  • Q7
    Part B: Which sentence from Text 1 supports the correct answer to Part A?
    “The result was that high schoolers could start school later but end their school day at about the same time, without disrupting the athletic schedule.”
    “Wolak adds that teachers especially wanted the change because, ‘They were concerned about student attendance and student readiness to learn that first period of the day.’”
    “To help sleepy teens, some school districts have tried delaying the opening of the high school day.”
    “Research on the sleep needs of adolescents and their ability to pay attention and learn in the early morning hours supports Wolak’s observations.’”
    45s
    RI.7.3
  • Q8
    In Text 1, the author describes some concerns related to changing high school start times. Which “Real-Life Solution” does the author uses to contradict the following concern about changing start times? 1. Having high schools start later is expensive because it requires schools to run more busses each day.
    In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the high school start time was moved back to 8:40am.
    In Mahtomedi, Minnesota, high schoolers cut passing time between classes.
    In West Des Moines, Iowa, the district changed the start time for all three tiers of schools.
    In Jessamine County, Kentucky, the schools switched start times for elementary and high school students.
    45s
    RI.7.8
  • Q9
    In Text 1, the author describes some concerns related to changing high school start times. Which “Real-Life Solution” does the author uses to contradict the following concern about changing start times? 2. Having high schools start later results in students getting home from school and activities too late in the evening.
    In West Des Moines, Iowa, the district changed the start time for all three tiers of schools.
    In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the high school start time was moved back to 8:40am.
    In Jessamine County, Kentucky, the schools switched start times for elementary and high school students.
    In Mahtomedi, Minnesota, high schoolers cut passing time between classes.
    45s
    RI.7.8
  • Q10
    Part A: Which word best defines economics as the author uses the word in paragraph 4 of Text 2: “High schools will keep starting too early. Here’s why.”?
    factors
    importance
    reasons
    price
    45s
    RI.7.4
  • Q11
    Part B: Which groups of words from paragraphs 3-5 of Text 2 best help the reader understand the meaning of the word economics as it is used in this passage?
    "Because of the costs" "Less expensive ones"
    "From the outside" "Getting better organized"
    "Getting better organized" "Increase student performance"
    "Public policy professor" "Reduce class size"
    45s
    RI.7.4
  • Q12
    Which sentence provides the best summary of Text 2?
    There are many reasons schools will not change their start time.
    Changing school start times is relatively easy compared to other proposed school reforms.
    Research recently released supports the decision many high schools have made to adjust their start time to better reflect teenage sleep cycles.
    Despite research showing the positive effects of adjusting high school start times, schools have found it difficult to make the change.
    45s
    RI.7.2
  • Q13
    Part A: Based on information from Text 2, which sentence best states the author’s perspective regarding high school start times?
    He understands that there are expenses preventing schools from changing their start times.
    He hopes that schools will begin to use more busses so that all children can start at a reasonable hour.
    He wants school leaders to figure out a cost-effective way to change start times for all students.
    He believes that schools should consider moving start times back.
    45s
    RI.7.6
  • Q14
    Part B: Which sentence explains the most effective ways the author develops his perspective?
    He provides graphs that show the numbers of schools starting before 8:00 am.
    He highlights the research supporting adjusting start times.
    He includes quotations that explain why schools are unable to move start times back.
    He describes the different expenses associated with changing school start times.
    45s
    RI.7.6
  • Q15
    How do Figures 1 and 2 contribute to the meaning of Text 2?
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    They reveal the different times schools start, which emphasizes the claim that ending later has a negative impact on extracurricular activities.
    They describe the different types of schools that have appropriate start times, emphasizing the claim that it is easier to move start times back in rural districts.
    They emphasize the claim that it will be challenging to move start times because a significant percentage of American schools start too early.
    The highlight the claim that it is incredibly expensive to move start times back.
    45s
    RI.7.7

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