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NCSCOS Grade 8 ELA / Reading - Skill: 8.RI.3

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Grade 8
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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Grade 8
North Carolina Standard Course of Study


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  • Q1
    Which event creates dramatic changes on Padre Island?
    "the rhythmic coming and going of tides"
    "the violent battering of tropical storms and hurricanes"
    "the gentle touch of breezes"
    "the relentless crashing of waves"
  • Q2
    Why does the author compare the natural beauty of Padre Island to the island's legendary hidden treasures?
    The author believes that hidden treasures are difficult to find because of the many huge sand dunes.
    The author believes future generations will continue to find treasures at Padre Island.
    The author believes the relaxation and recreation available at Padre Island are as valuable as treasures.
    The author believes the legends of hidden treasures are unrealistic.
  • Q3
    How does the author unfold her ideas in the first paragraph?
    by stating statistical information on how many people speak English
    by listing ethnic groups that speak English
    by describing the history of the English language in random order
    by describing the environment in which the English language was created
  • Q4
    Why did the author include paragraph 6?
    to demonstrate Walter Cronkite's wrong ideas about Chattanooga
    to show that Bob Corker was instrumental in the effort to clean up the city
    to highlight the comparison between old Chattanooga and new Chattanooga
    to emphasize the comparison between an industrial city and a tourism city

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