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NCSCOS Grade 8 ELA / Reading - Skill: 8.RI.4

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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
    Based on the sentence below, how does the personification of nature emphasize the author's point? "But on Padre Island, it is not the work of man but the handiwork of nature that is most evident."
    It shows the importance of lighthouses on rocky beaches.
    It shows the response of wildlife to the island.
    It shows that man has built many structures along the island.
    It shows that nature is the main force of change on the island.
  • Q2
    Which statement explains the sentence below? "The many environments of Padre Island-beach, dunes, grasslands, and tidal flats-are shaped and reshaped daily in response to these natural sculptors."
    Padre Island is expanding toward the Texas mainland.
    Natural elements constantly change the surface of Padre Island.
    The plants and animals of Padre Island have adapted to the natural changes to its environment.
    A large storm changed the environments of Padre Island.
  • Q3
    How does the author's use of descriptive language impact the selection?
    It justifies the author's position about Chattanooga.
    It catches the reader's attention and encourages him or her to continue reading.
    It allows the reader to visualize the details the author is emphasizing.
    It encourages the reader to visit Tennessee.

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