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1 The Strange Idea Of George Ferris by June Swanson 1

2 1 What is the main idea of the selection? o A. Riding a Ferris wheel is the best way to view a city. o B. World Fairs attract millions of visitors from around the world. o C. Large-scale designs are more successful than small-scale designs. o D. Ferriss design was so successful that Ferris wheels are still around today. IC11: Demonstrate understanding of major ideas and supporting details (Reading GLE 2.1.3) 2

3 2 What is the purpose of the picture in the selection? o A. The picture shows the tremendous size of the 1893 Ferris wheel. o B. The picture demonstrates that few people could ride at one time. o C. The picture shows the Ferris wheel at the St. Louis Worlds Fair. o D. The picture demonstrates that each car had five large glass windows. IA15: Demonstrate understanding of text features (titles, headings and other information divisions, table of contents, indexes, glossaries, prefaces, appendices, captions) and graphic features (Reading GLE 2.2.2) 3

4 3 Based on the information in the selection, what inference can the reader make about George Ferris? Include information from the selection to support your inference. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ IC13: Make inferences or predictions based on the reading (Reading GLE 2.1.5) 4

5 2A 2-point response makes a reasonable inference about George Ferris and provides text-based information to support the inference. Example: Ferris is persistent. He didnt give up even when people laughed at his strange idea for a new ride. 1A 1-point response makes a reasonable inference about George Ferris OR Provides text-based information that would support a reasonable inference. 5

6 Inferences may include, but are not limited to: George Ferris is persistent George Ferris is creative George Ferris is clever Text-based information may include, but is not limited to: A.He invented (built) the first Ferris wheel B.The first Ferris wheel was 264 feet high / had thirty-six enclosed cars / each holding sixty passengers / it carried 2,160 people / one-and-a-half million people rode the Ferris wheel C.Ferris wheel attracted people to Chicago D.George submitted drawings of a giant wheel that people could ride on E.Everyone laughed at his strange idea F.Mr. Ferris didnt give up / finally the ride was accepted G.It gave everyone a great view H.After the fair it was moved to a nearby amusement park / it moved to St. Louis I.Sold to a wrecking company for scrap metal / It took 200 pounds of dynamite to bring it down J.Ferris wheels are still used today 6

7 3 Based on the information in the selection, what inference can the reader make about George Ferris? Include information from the selection to support your inference. This response receives full credit by making at least one reasonable inference about George Ferris:...he is very smart. And by providing text-based information for support: J....Ferris wheels are still around today. 2 7

8 3 Based on the information in the selection, what inference can the reader make about George Ferris? Include information from the selection to support your inference....he was a very good inventeor and builder. He was also very smart. 1 8

9 3 Based on the information in the selection, what inference can the reader make about George Ferris? Include information from the selection to support your inference. D. …submitted drawings of a giant wheel that people could ride on. 1 9

10 3 Based on the information in the selection, what inference can the reader make about George Ferris? Include information from the selection to support your inference. This response is a 0. This response does not provide text-based evidence. 0 10

11 4 Which sentence best summarizes this selection? o A. George Ferris was laughed at when he proposed the 1893 Ferris wheel. o B. The size of the 1893 Ferris wheel led to its success at the Worlds Fair. o C. W.E. Sullivan built the popular 1893 Ferris wheel. o D. The 1893 Ferris wheel was built to shock people. IC12: Summarize with evidence from the reading (Reading GLE 2.1.7) 11

12 5 What is the authors purpose for writing this selection? o A. To persuade the reader to ride a Ferris wheel o B. To describe the success of the 1893 Worlds Fair o C. To entertain with a story about World Fairs o D. To inform the reader about the first Ferris wheel ever built IT18: Analyze authors purpose (including distinguishing between fact and opinion) and evaluate effectiveness for different audiences (Reading GLEs 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4) 12

13 6 Is this statement a reasonable conclusion that may be drawn from the selection? The Ferris wheel was a successful invention. Provide two details from the selection to support your answer. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ IT19: Evaluate reasoning and ideas/themes related to the text (Reading GLEs 2.4.1, 2.4.5) 13

14 2A 2-point response states or implies that it is or is not a reasonable conclusion, and provides two text-based details to support the answer. Example: (yes) One-and-a-half million people rode it at the fair. It gave them a great view of the city. OR Example: (no) It was sold for scrap metal and it took 200 pounds of dynamite to bring it down. OR Example: (yes and no) Many people went to the Chicago Worlds Fair to see the giant machine. But later it was sold for scrap metal. 1A 1-point response states or implies that it is or is not a reasonable conclusion, and provides one text-based detail to support the answer. 14

15 Text-based details may include, but are not limited to: Yes or No A.It attracted people to attend the Chicago Worlds Fair (Chicago) B.It carried 2,160 people / It carried 36 enclosed cars, each holding 60 passengers / one- and-a-half million (many) people rode the Ferris wheel C.It gave people a great view of the city and Lake Michigan D.An amusement park built to house Ferris wheel E.It was moved to St. Louis F.Wheel stood unused after St. Louis fair G.It was sold for scrap metal H.It took 200 pounds of dynamite to bring it down I.In 1906 Sullivan started a Ferris wheel company / made a smaller one / made one easy to take apart J.Sullivans company still makes Ferris wheels used today / still around today 15

16 6 Is this statement a reasonable conclusion that may be drawn from the selection? The Ferris wheel was a successful invention. Provide two details from the selection to support your answer. A....attracted 1.5 million people to Chicago... I....W.E. Sullivan wouldnt have made a smaller version... J....is still in use today

17 6 Is this statement a reasonable conclusion that may be drawn from the selection? The Ferris wheel was a successful invention. Provide two details from the selection to support your answer. B....tons of people rode it... J....people still ride them to day. 2 17

18 6 Is this statement a reasonable conclusion that may be drawn from the selection? The Ferris wheel was a successful invention. Provide two details from the selection to support your answer. J....[people]…still like it today! 1 18

19 6 Is this statement a reasonable conclusion that may be drawn from the selection? The Ferris wheel was a successful invention. Provide two details from the selection to support your answer. This response is a 0. This response does not provide specific text-based evidence. 0 19


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