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NCSCOS Grade 8 ELA / Reading - Skill: 8.RI.6

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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
    What was the author's purpose in writing this selection?
    to explain why sand dunes are important and must be preserved
    to educate people and encourage tourism on Padre Island
    to show that the hidden treasure of Padre Island is more valuable than its natural beauty
    to demonstrate a need for national protection of all barrier islands
  • Q2
    Which statement supports the author's claim below? "English is often accused of being an impossibly complicated language, horribly difficult for non-native speakers to learn."
    "In fact, many people have argued that one of the great strengths of English is its willingness to embrace words from just about anywhere."
    ". . . Modern English, the most widely used language in the world."
    "The problems lie in the final 3 percent, a small but troublesome group of words that don't behave in any predictable fashion and simply have to be committed to memory."
    "English is probably the world's most well-documented language . . ."
  • Q3
    What is the author's purpose in writing the selection?
    to encourage people to visit Chattanooga
    to describe in detail all of Chattanooga's attractions
    to explain why there are so many gaps in Chattanooga's history
    to warn potential visitors that parking space is difficult to find in Chattanooga
  • Q4
    Which statement from the selection supports the author's position about Chattanooga being a place other towns should mimic?
    "Now a U.S. Senator, Corker set in motion a plan for a cleaner, greener, friendlier Chattanooga."
    "An utterly inspiring turnaround, Chattanooga proves that a vision, a plan, and a community that cooperates can make big dreams happen."
    "Take a walk down Chattanooga's Riverfront to meet a city that dared to dream big."
    "The energy spread across the river to the North Shore, where cafes and shops popped up along Frazier Avenue."

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