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1 Where Tortoises Roam by George W. Frame and Desert Tortoise by Byrd Baylor

2 1 According to the selection, which statement is true of the desert tortoise? Ο A. It can drink almost half of its body weight in water. Ο B. It conserves the water in its body by eating green plants. Ο C. It maintains a constant body temperature by hibernating. Ο D. It rests in dens underground during the hot afternoons. 1 According to the selection, which statement is true of the desert tortoise? Ο A. It can drink almost half of its body weight in water. Ο B. It conserves the water in its body by eating green plants. Ο C. It maintains a constant body temperature by hibernating. Ο D. It rests in dens underground during the hot afternoons. Comprehension 1: Demonstrate understanding of theme/message/ main idea and supporting details (Reading GLE 2.1.3)

3 2 Which statement best explains why the author expected to see the tortoise in the evening? Ο A. Because the tortoise wanted to stay cool in the shade Ο B. Because the tortoise spotted the author watching him Ο C. Because the tortoise requires a long nap in the afternoon Ο D. Because the tortoise hides from predators during the daytime 2 Which statement best explains why the author expected to see the tortoise in the evening? Ο A. Because the tortoise wanted to stay cool in the shade Ο B. Because the tortoise spotted the author watching him Ο C. Because the tortoise requires a long nap in the afternoon Ο D. Because the tortoise hides from predators during the daytime Comprehension 3: Make or confirm inferences or predictions based on the text (Reading GLE 2.1.5)

4 3 Which sentence from the selection is an opinion? Ο A. These tortoises truly are at home in the desert. Ο B. The desert tortoise is the largest of the plant-eating reptiles. Ο C. It loses just a little water by evaporation through the lungs while breathing. Ο D. I crouched behind a creosote bush, hoping that the tortoise would not see me. 3 Which sentence from the selection is an opinion? Ο A. These tortoises truly are at home in the desert. Ο B. The desert tortoise is the largest of the plant-eating reptiles. Ο C. It loses just a little water by evaporation through the lungs while breathing. Ο D. I crouched behind a creosote bush, hoping that the tortoise would not see me. Critical Thinking 9: Analyze authors purpose and evaluate effectiveness for different audiences (includes fact/opinion; authors point of view, tone, and use persuasive devices) (Reading GLEs 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4)

5 4 How is a hibernating tortoise different from a truly hibernating animal? Ο A. The tortoise will hibernate for a longer period of time. Ο B. The tortoise will hibernate at different months of the year. Ο C. The tortoises body temperature remains the same. Ο D. The tortoises body systems remain at the same speed. 4 How is a hibernating tortoise different from a truly hibernating animal? Ο A. The tortoise will hibernate for a longer period of time. Ο B. The tortoise will hibernate at different months of the year. Ο C. The tortoises body temperature remains the same. Ο D. The tortoises body systems remain at the same speed. Analysis 6: Compare and contrast using elements of the text(s) (Reading GLEs 2.3.1, 2.4.6)

6 5 According to the poem, what will the tortoise most likely do next winter? Ο A. Go back to the same den Ο B. Hibernate longer in its den Ο C. Dig another den in the same area Ο D. Relocate its den to a different area 5 According to the poem, what will the tortoise most likely do next winter? Ο A. Go back to the same den Ο B. Hibernate longer in its den Ο C. Dig another den in the same area Ο D. Relocate its den to a different area Comprehension 3: Make or confirm inferences or predictions based on the text (Reading GLE 2.1.5)

7 6 How do the authors feelings about tortoises in Where Tortoises Roam compare to the poets feelings about tortoises in Desert Tortoise? Include one detail from the selection and one detail from the poem in your answer. _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Analysis 6: Compare and contrast using elements of the text(s) (Reading GLEs 2.3.1, 2.4.6)

8 2A two-point response provides one text-based detail from the selection and one text-based detail from the poem to compare the authors feelings/thoughts (stated or implied) about tortoises. Example: The author of Where Tortoises Roam followed them for nearly an hour, so he thought they were fascinating. The poet respects the tortoise because he says, This is a good place for an old tortoise to walk. 1A one-point response provides one text-based detail from the selection to identify the authors feelings/thoughts (stated or implied) about tortoises OR uses one text-based detail from the poem to identify the poets feelings/thoughts (stated or implied) about tortoises OR identifies a common idea or concept with no supporting details.

9 Common ideas or concepts include, but are not limited to: Like to study / enjoy watching tortoises Appreciate how tortoises adapt to their surroundings Interested in how tortoises behave / tortoise lifestyle Respect / are fascinated by Text-based details may include, but are not limited to: Selection: A.Watched a desert tortoise / was curious to see what else it might do / when I hiked in the desert B.Followed for nearly an hour C.Stepping softly so the tortoise would not feel ground vibrations from my footsteps D.Desert tortoise can survive without drinking water for many months / it can drink water equal to 40 percent of its body weight / it loses just a little water by evaporation through the lungs while breathing / tortoises gather together in dens / hibernation E.Well adapted to living under the extremes of the desert / truly at home in the desert Poem: AA.Tortoises grow old and stay / our lives stretch out BB.Returning to the same safe den to sleep / through the cold winters night (hibernate) CC.Same long tender blades of green / taste the same ripe juicy cactus fruit DD.I know the sure way my world repeats itself / I know how I fit in EE.My shell still shows the toothmarks (wildcat / predator) FF.I move at my own speed GG.This is a good place for an old tortoise to walk

10 6 How do the authors feelings about tortoises in Where Tortoises Roam compare to the poets feelings about tortoises in Desert Tortoise? Include one detail from the selection and one detail from the poem in your answer. _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 1 1 Common idea/concept: … they have a protected life style The authors feelings about Where Tortoises Roam is that they have a very protected life style: while on the otherhand in the Poem he exspresses how difficult it is. This response identifies one common idea/concept but does not provide any text-based details to support the common idea/concept.

11 6 How do the authors feelings about tortoises in Where Tortoises Roam compare to the poets feelings about tortoises in Desert Tortoise? Include one detail from the selection and one detail from the poem in your answer. 2 2 Common idea/concept:... both of them think where the desert tortoise lives is a good place for them... Selection: E. … These tortoises truly are at home in the desert. Poem: GG.... This is a good place for a tortoise to walk. This response provides one text-based detail from the selection and one text- based detail from the poem to compare the authors feelings/thoughts about tortoises. This response also provides one common idea/concept to compare the authors feelings/thoughts about tortoises. I think they can compare because both of them think where the desert tortoise lives is a good place for them because in Where Tortoises Roam the author says These tortoises truly are at home in the desert. And in the Desert Tortoise, it says This is a good place for a tortoise to walk.

12 6 How do the authors feelings about tortoises in Where Tortoises Roam compare to the poets feelings about tortoises in Desert Tortoise? Include one detail from the selection and one detail from the poem in your answer. _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 0 0 How the author feels is different in each one. In the passage Where Tortoises Roam, the author is basically expressing the same feelings as in Desert Tortoise. They both basically say the same things just worded differently. This response does not provide any text-based details from the selection and does not provide any text-based detail from the poem to compare the authors feelings/thoughts about tortoises.

13 6 How do the authors feelings about tortoises in Where Tortoises Roam compare to the poets feelings about tortoises in Desert Tortoise? Include one detail from the selection and one detail from the poem in your answer. _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 0 0 In the Where the Totises Roam the poets feeling was to try and find out wheere they go and what they do. And in the Desert Tortise was taling about its life. This response does not provide any text-based details from the selection and does not provide any text-based detail from the poem to compare the authors feelings/thoughts about tortoises.

14 6 How do the authors feelings about tortoises in Where Tortoises Roam compare to the poets feelings about tortoises in Desert Tortoise? Include one detail from the selection and one detail from the poem in your answer. _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 1 1 Poem: AA.... getting very old... BB.... has to return to the same old den. for the Where Tortoises roam the author might feel that he has almost everthing he needs and for the Dersert Tortoise the author might feel bad because the tortoise is lonely and is getting very old and has to return to the same old den. This response identifies at least one text-based detail from the poem but does not provide any text-based details from the selection to compare the authors feelings/thoughts about tortoises.

15 6 How do the authors feelings about tortoises in Where Tortoises Roam compare to the poets feelings about tortoises in Desert Tortoise? Include one detail from the selection and one detail from the poem in your answer. _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 2 2 I think the authors feeling about tortoises in Where Tototoises Roam is amazed, because they say I enjoyed watching tortoises when I hikes in the desert. They are especially interesting to me because they are so well adapted to living under the extremes of the desert. I think the authors feeling about tortoises from Desert Tortoise is lonely, because they say Mice ans snakes and deer and butterflies and badgers come and go. Centipedes and eagles come and go. But tortoises grow old and stay. This response provides one text-based detail from the selection and one text-based detail from the poem to compare the authors feelings/thoughts about tortoises. A.... I enjoyed watching tortoises when I hikes in the desert. E.... They are especially interesting to me because they are so well adapted to living under the extremes of the desert. AA. But tortoises grow old and stay.


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