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  • Question 1
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    What is the claim?

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    Educators are fearful that grammar and punctuation rules will change.

    Punctuation is no longer necessary in formal, written English.

    Schools have been teaching punctuation incorrectly.

    People should be cautious when using punctuation in texts.

  • Question 2
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    What is the reason the author uses to support the claim that we need to be careful when using punctuation?

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    A period following a text can convey insincerity.

    Punctuation helps readers interpret a written message since we can't see facial expressions.

    Without punctuation, too many typos are made.

  • Question 3
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    What two types of evidence are shown in this passage?

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    Expert Opinion

    Anecdote

    Statistics

    Research study

  • Question 4
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    What important background information does the author provide in this paragraph?

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    The author describes the way modern technology has changed punctuation.

    The author relates the history of punctuation in writing.

    The author discussed the function of punctuation in modern languages.

  • Question 5
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    How does providing information about the history of punctuation help support the author's claim?

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    It shows that throughout human history use of punctuation has changed, so it supports the idea that it can change again.

    It gives a timeline of the history of the period which explains the punctuation mark to those unfamiliar with it.

    It compares the printing press to modern texting which supports the idea that technology changes.

  • Question 6
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    What is the author's claim?

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    Medication helps people control their thoughts and emotions.

    Schools should teach their students mindful meditation.

    People of all ages could benefit from mindfulness training.

  • Question 7
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    What reason does the author give to support their claim?

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    Mindfulness training may help students combat stress and anxiety.

    Mindfulness training can help students succeed in school.

    Mindfulness training can help teachers reach students.

  • Question 8
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    What additional information could the author have provided in this paragraph to make her argument even better?

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    Specific statistics of what attendance rates and grade point averages were before and after mindfulness training.

    A number of how many students attend schools with mindfulness training.

    An interview with a local doctor.

  • Question 9
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    What reason does the author give to support her claim that schools should have mindfulness training?

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    It provides fun and exciting opportunities for students.

    It can help students combat stress and anxiety.

    It is a trendy, new program to add to school curriculum.

  • Question 10
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    Select two pieces of evidence the author provides to support her claim that mindfulness training may help students combat stress and anxiety.

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    Students had lower levels of cortisol in their bodies after taking meditation classes.

    Most students reported feeling less stressed after completing a mindfulness program.

    The ability to reduce one's anxiety is an important skill for everyone.

    The Headstand program was a great success.

  • Question 11
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    What opposing claim does the author identify in this paragraph?

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    The author admits that mindfulness training programs are too costly an investment for schools.

    The author acknowledges that research supporting the benefits of meditation in children may be lacking.

    The author notes an argument that those who support meditation programs in schools are not thinking clearly.

  • Question 12
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    What does the author say to use as a rebuttal for the idea that the research supporting the benefits of meditation may be lacking?

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    She mentions a researcher who worked on meditation research and who thinks there is a positive impact on children.

    She doesn't have a rebuttal.

    She mentions other things kids waste their time on in school.

  • Question 13
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    What is a second opposing claim the author mentions?

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    There have been numerous studies with positive results on the benefits of meditation.

    People may express concern that meditation is not a good use of class time.

    It is something teachers can immediately start.

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