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Common Core Standard RST.6-8.6 Questions

Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text.

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Grade 8 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6, RST.6-8.6

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The author opens the passage with a question. The purpose of this question is to:
  1. get readers to think back to their childhood art skills.
  2. explain why the sun looks like a yellow circle.
  3. introduce instruction on how to draw the sun.
  4. provide a contrast for the actual composition of the sun.
Grade 8 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6, RST.6-8.6

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The author shared what Incan people believed about the red moon. Why did the author share this information?
  1. to provide a logical explanation for the appearance of the red moon
  2. to explain how people's understanding of the red moon has changed over time
  3. to introduce a story about the history of the red moon
  4. to show how rare the red moon really is
Grade 8 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6, RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.6

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Grade 8 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.6, RI.8.2, RI.8.6, RST.6-8.2, RST.6-8.6

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Based on this text, which statement most likely reflects the author'€™s conclusion about diet fads?
  1. Following a healthy diet is essential for everyone.
  2. There are advantages and disadvantages to every diet.
  3. Diet books often sell very well and make a profit for their authors.
  4. News reporters consider food regimens extremely important issues.
Grade 7 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.7.6, RST.6-8.6

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What does the author assume the reader already knows in this text?
  1. The type of chemical used in the patch
  2. The reason why mosquitoes bite people
  3. The ingredients in standard bug repellants
  4. The way the patch has been tested with the public
Grade 8 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6, RST.6-8.6

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What does the author of the passage most likely believe about most diet fads?
  1. They are temporary.
  2. They are imaginative.
  3. They are unique.
  4. They are repetitive.
Grade 7 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.7.6, RH.6-8.6, RST.6-8.6

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Based on the information in this passage, what does the author most likely believe about global warming?
  1. It can be stopped if people just become more aware.
  2. Fossil fuels will run out soon and end the overall problem.
  3. People's actions are the main cause of the international crisis.
  4. Soon the world will lose its reliance on fossil fuels and begin healing

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