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Point of View (Grade 5)

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What do you do with aluminum cans? Do you throw them in the trash, or do you recycle when you are finished with them? At the rate we are filling our landfills, we will not have anywhere else to put our trash. If you recycle, you will help the environment. The next time you throw away your Coke can, think about putting it in a recycling bin. Your effort will help save your community.

The author's purpose is to...
  1. persuade
  2. inform
  3. entertain
The person who wrote this passage is most likely...
  1. In favor of recycling
  2. Against recycling
  3. For saving the environment
  4. Both a and c
Everyone should have a pet. Pets are very loving and affectionate. They help children learn responsibility. Pets give you unconditional love. Having a pet is a wonderful experience.

What is the author's purpose for this article?
  1. Inform
  2. Persuade
  3. Entertain
  4. Explain
The author of this passage most likely has a pet.
  1. True
  2. False
The Underground Railroad was a secret organization which helped slaves to escape to freedom. Many slaves were able to escape because of the conductors and station masters. The northern states were free states and slaves were free once they arrived in the north. Secret codes and signals were used to identify the conductors and station masters.

The author's purpose is to:
  1. Explain
  2. Inform
  3. Persuade
  4. Entertain

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