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Grade 6 Author's Purpose
Grade 6 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.6.6

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What is the author's purpose in writing a text?
  1. to provide encouragement
  2. to teach a skill
  3. to summarize a game
  4. to introduce a new sport
Grade 6 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.6.6

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What is the author's purpose in this passage?
  1. to describe a specific kickball game
  2. to explain the process for playing kickball
  3. to share why the author likes kickball
  4. to encourage kids to play kickball
Grade 6 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.6.6

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Which purpose is supported by the passage?
  1. teaching kids how to play a game so all can enjoy it
  2. teaching kids how to become better kickball players
  3. teaching kids how to play a new version of kickball
  4. teaching kids how to build the best kickball team
Grade 6 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.6.6

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What is the author's purpose for including the bulleted list?
  1. to ask the reader questions
  2. to share ideas for rules
  3. to show how to play the game
  4. to solve a problem
Grade 6 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.6.6

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Why does the author add the line "Fist bumps are encouraged after it goes in"?
  1. to add a specific example
  2. to include a bit of humor
  3. to show a process
  4. to provide expert advice
Grade 6 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.6.1

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Which detail from Paragraph 2 best supports the answer to Part A?
  1. His home, which he could have furnished luxuriously, was the model of simplicity.
  2. The only surviving member of his family was his son George, who was now twenty years of age.
  3. He was a sturdy, manly, upright youth; willing and obliging to his friends and kind-hearted to the poor.
  4. He was the joy of his father's heart.
Grade 6 Author's Purpose

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The author of "The Flag Goes By" repeats the phrase "Hats Off!"
This phrase
  1. reminds soldiers to remove their hats in battle
  2. instructs people how to show respect for the flag
  3. signals the end of a graduation ceremony at boot camp
  4. emphasizes the importance of showing respect for the flag
Grade 6 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5

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Which option describes the main purpose of Paragraph 2 in the passage?
  1. to explain how Acton lived
  2. to describe how Acton felt about his son
  3. to introduce the reader to Acton's family
  4. to establish the setting of the story about Acton
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