Close Reading Informational Text: Stopping Sharks By Blasting Their Senses

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Common Core RI 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which lesson teaches you about central ideas?

    • A.

      LZ1979

    • B.

      LZ1959

    • C.

      LZ1937

    • D.

      LZ1952

    Correct Answer
    B. LZ1959
  • 2. 

    One way to avoid highlighting too much information is to:

    • A.

      Ask yourself, "How do the highlighted words fit together?"

    • B.

      Jot down questions you have while reading a difficult part of the text

    • C.

      Highlight words or phrases in a descriptive section of text that might give clues about author's attitude

    • D.

      Highlight 4-6 words and phrases in each paragraph

    Correct Answer
    D. Highlight 4-6 words and phrases in each paragraph
    Explanation
    To avoid highlighting too much information, it is suggested to highlight only 4-6 words and phrases in each paragraph. This approach helps to identify the most important and relevant information while reading the text, allowing for better comprehension and focus. By limiting the number of highlighted words, one can avoid overwhelming themselves with excessive information and instead prioritize key points.

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  • 3. 

    Facts containing specific information about dates, people, or events can help you to 

    • A.

      Understand the role of an introduction

    • B.

      Determine tone by noting the author's word choice

    • C.

      Analyze the interaction between ideas

    • D.

      Analyze the roll of a sentence by determining why an author decides which details to include

    Correct Answer
    C. Analyze the interaction between ideas
    Explanation
    Facts containing specific information about dates, people, or events can help you analyze the interaction between ideas. By understanding the context of when and where certain events occurred, you can better understand how ideas are connected and how they influence each other. This analysis allows you to delve deeper into the author's intended meaning and the relationships between different concepts.

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  • 4. 

    According to the LearnZillion lesson, If you read through the text too quickly you might

    • A.

      Not understand the role of the introduction

    • B.

      Not know the main idea of each paragraph

    • C.

      Not pick up on the author's tone

    • D.

      Miss the central idea of the article

    Correct Answer
    A. Not understand the role of the introduction
    Explanation
    If you read through the text too quickly, you may not understand the role of the introduction. The introduction serves as a guide to the main ideas and purpose of the text. It provides context and sets the tone for the rest of the article. By not understanding the role of the introduction, you may miss important information and have difficulty grasping the overall message of the text.

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  • 5. 

    Knowing the 5W's will help you determine the text's

    • A.

      Tone

    • B.

      Central Idea

    • C.

      Purpose

    • D.

      Structure

    Correct Answer
    B. Central Idea
    Explanation
    Understanding the 5W's (who, what, when, where, why) of a text helps in identifying the central idea. By knowing the key details of the text, such as the main characters, events, time and place, and the motivations behind them, one can grasp the overall message or theme that the author is trying to convey. The central idea is the main point or focus of the text, and knowing the 5W's helps in determining it.

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  • 6. 

    Formal, humorous, angry, sad, or excited, are examples of 

    • A.

      Central Idea

    • B.

      Word Choices

    • C.

      Analysis

    • D.

      Tone

    Correct Answer
    D. Tone
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tone" because the given words - formal, humorous, angry, sad, or excited - refer to different tones that can be used in writing or speaking. Tone is the overall attitude or mood conveyed by the author or speaker towards the subject matter. It helps to create a specific atmosphere or emotional response in the audience.

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  • 7. 

    What is the first step in determining the author's purpose?

    • A.

      Ask, "Why did the author present the information in this way?"

    • B.

      Reread the introduction and highlight key words or phrases that give you clues as to what the text is about

    • C.

      Jot down the main idea of each paragraph in the text

    • D.

      Reread the text and highlight facts containing specific information about dates, people, or events

    Correct Answer
    C. Jot down the main idea of each paragraph in the text
    Explanation
    The first step in determining the author's purpose is to jot down the main idea of each paragraph in the text. This allows the reader to identify the central themes or arguments presented by the author and understand the overall purpose of the text. By analyzing the main ideas of each paragraph, the reader can gain insight into the author's intentions and the message they are trying to convey. This step helps to provide a clearer understanding of the author's purpose in writing the text.

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  • 8. 

    Which LearnZillion lesson teaches about structure?

    • A.

      LZ1952

    • B.

      LZ1957

    • C.

      LZ1937

    • D.

      LZ1959

    Correct Answer
    B. LZ1957
  • 9. 

    "Our Social Studies teacher says that his globe means the world to him," is an example of

    • A.

      A topic sentence

    • B.

      A main idea

    • C.

      A play on words

    • D.

      An author's purpose

    Correct Answer
    C. A play on words
    Explanation
    The given statement, "Our Social Studies teacher says that his globe means the world to him," is an example of a play on words. This is because the phrase "means the world to him" is a common idiom that means something is extremely important to someone. In this context, the teacher's globe is being compared to the entire world, creating a clever and humorous play on words.

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  • 10. 

    What is the text structure of "Sharks?"

    • A.

      Problem & Solution

    • B.

      Chronological

    • C.

      Cause & Effect

    • D.

      Comparison

    Correct Answer
    A. Problem & Solution
    Explanation
    The text structure of "Sharks?" is Problem & Solution. This means that the text presents a problem or issue, and then provides a solution or resolution to that problem. In the case of "Sharks?", the text likely discusses various problems related to sharks, such as their declining population or negative impact on ecosystems, and offers potential solutions or ways to address these issues.

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  • 11. 

    You learn how to determine tone by noting word choice in

    • A.

      LZ1937

    • B.

      LZ1952

    • C.

      LZ1906

    • D.

      LZ1979

    Correct Answer
    A. LZ1937
  • 12. 

    Which of the following is NOT a definition of plagiarism?

    • A.

      Not giving credit for using someone else's ideas.

    • B.

      Not using quotation marks around a quote.

    • C.

      Have a relative write your paper for you.

    • D.

      Including your own ideas in your paper.

    Correct Answer
    D. Including your own ideas in your paper.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Including your own ideas in your paper." This is not a definition of plagiarism because plagiarism refers specifically to using someone else's ideas or work without giving them proper credit. Including your own ideas in your paper is not considered plagiarism, as long as you properly cite and give credit to any external sources that you have used.

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