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NYSTCE CQST: Sequence of Ideas in Reading Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The cause and effect organizational structure is...

Question 2 2.

Which of the following words best matches the definition below?

The outcome of events that happen once a character makes a choice or action in a story.

Question 3 3. Why is it important to know and look for signal words in an informational text that organizes information using a sequence of events or steps?

Question 4 4. What is the name of the cause and effect strategy pictured below?

Question 5 5.

Choose the cause of the character's actions in this short reading passage.

James dreaded having to change after P.E. class. He was 40 pounds overweight and was teased daily about his weight problem. He began thinking about ways he could make the bullying stop. He decided to cut down on his meal portions and jogged around his block daily. In just three months James lost 40 pounds! Since losing his weight the bullying has stopped and he went from dreading P.E. to loving it!

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Question 6 6. What are some examples of signal words and phrases used in an informational text that uses the cause/effect organizational structure?

Question 7 7. After John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, northerners and southerns made different claims and drew different conclusions because they held different ____.

Question 8 8. You are reading two books about early colonist settlements and you are comparing the reasons and evidence listed in each book. Which process are you doing while reading?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a step in analyzing an individual text?

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Question 11 11. Drawing conclusions is:

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a step in synthesizing two texts?

Question 13 13.

Complete the sentence:

When a sequential pattern of organization is used, __________.

Question 14 14. Why is it important to be able to recognize signal words when reading an informational text that has the cause/effect organizational structure?

Question 15 15. In order to draw conclusions, readers need to:

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Question 16 16. In an informational text that is organized using the sequential steps structure, each main section...

Question 17 17. What are some of the signal words used to show that the sequence of events or steps structure is being used?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 19 19. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 20 20. When an author organizes an informational text using the cause/effect structure, what should he or she focus on?

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Question 21 21. Which news article title hints at the cause/effect organizational structure?

Question 22 22. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

Question 23 23. To analyze a text means:

Question 24 24. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

Question 25 25. When teaching beginning readers to draw conclusions, it's important to guide them in the process by:

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Question 26 26. What is the structure of a story?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 28 28. Which topic below should be organized using the sequence of events structure?

Question 29 29. To synthesize means:

Question 30 30. If you're taking a multiple-choice test, and you must choose a conclusion that can be drawn from a text, you should:

NYSTCE CQST: Sequence of Ideas in Reading Chapter Exam Instructions

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