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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Author's Purpose Questions

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Grade 9 Author's Purpose
author's purpose:
  1. is a short piece of writing that communicates idea or an opinion.
  2. is a story of the narrator's personal experience.
  3. to spread through or over.
  4. is his or her reason for writing. It can be to inform, to persuade, or to entertain.
Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.9-10.7

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If an author wanted to make the reader feel more for homeless children, s/he could...
  1. Include more facts and figures
  2. Show a picture of homeless children
  3. Tell the story of a specific homeless child
  4. Add a graph about homelessness
Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.9-10.8

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Why did the author write this passage?
  1. To help people diagnose themselves with the disorder
  2. To educate others about the disorder
  3. To provide a specific example of someone with the disorder
  4. To encourage those with the disorder to seek help
Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.9-10.2

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Why did the author create this passage about online security?
  1. To provide people with ways to stay safe online
  2. To introduce some of the key terms involved with staying safe online
  3. To make people aware of the threats found online
  4. To put an end to cyberbullying and other online attacks
Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3

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In the beginning of the passage, why does the author describe the clothing the people wore?
  1. To help provide the irony at the end
  2. To get readers to make a judgement about the characters
  3. To show that the characters had no money
  4. Both a and b
Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.9-10.5

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This passage is an excerpt from a novel. Where would this passage most likely be found in that novel?
  1. In the beginning
  2. At the end
  3. During the climax
  4. Somewhere in the middle
Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.9-10.6

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Which is NOT a way the speaker makes the speech more personal?
  1. He says "Nancy and I".
  2. He describes what happened.
  3. He uses the word we.
  4. He addresses the victims' families.
Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5

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The short phrases at the beginning of the passage, such as "On a historic island off Mumbai harbour..." are included there to...
  1. Summarize the festival's highlights
  2. Offer a history of the festival
  3. Explain where the festival is located
  4. Provide key details about the festival
Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.9-10.5

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Why does the speaker address the schoolchildren?
  1. To make himself more likable
  2. To connect with his entire audience
  3. To play on people's emotions
  4. To explain what happened
Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.9-10.2

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The purpose of "The Children's Morality Code" is to...
  1. Give children rules to follow
  2. Set forth a code of conduct for children
  3. Show children an example of model behavior
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.9-10.3

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How does Tony Blair work to immediately connect with the Irish people?
  1. He references his own Irish heritage.
  2. He uses an Irish expression.
  3. He recognizes honor in the opportunity to speak.
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.9-10.4

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Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.10, RI.9-10.2, W.9-10.10

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Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.9-10.7

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Grade 9 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.9-10.4

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