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1 DESERT TORTOISE IN THE RAIN By Joseph Bruchac SCORING:

2 Desert Tortoise in the Rain By Joseph Bruchac Desert Tortoise in the Rain By Joseph Bruchac

3 18 What is the main conflict in the poem? OA. A tortoise emerges from hibernation. OB. A tortoise demonstrates curiosity. OC. A tortoise seeks his former home. OD. A tortoise lives near the ocean. Grade: HS Strand and Target: LA05 Key: C

4 19 Based on the information in the poem, what conclusion can be drawn about the tortoise? OA. He is clumsy. OB. He is injured. OC. He is unhappy. OD. He is persistent. Grade: HS Strand and Target: LT10 Key: D

5 20 Which sentence best summarizes the fifth stanza of the poem? OA. The desert tortoise drinks the cool raindrops. OB. A bird sings in the branches of a beautiful tree. OC. A house and fence burn down to the scorched ground. OD. The desert tortoise starts his long journey back to the desert. Grade: HS Strand and Target: LC02 Key: D

6 21 According to the poem, which sentence tells how the tortoise is different after the fire? OA. He is free to return home. OB. He is sick from too much ash. OC. He is sad that the house is gone. OD. He is moved by the mountain view. Grade: HS Strand and Target: LA06 Key: A

7 22 What is the meaning of the phrase the chirr of a wren in the third stanza of the poem? OA. The sight of a bird OB. The sound of a bird OC. The silence of a bird OD. The movement of a bird Grade: HS Strand and Target: LA04 Key: B

8 23 Why does the tortoise begin his trek back toward the Mohave? Include two details from the poem in your answer. ______________________________________________________________ Grade: HS Strand and Target: LC03

9 2A 2-point response provides two text-based details to show why the tortoise begins his trek back toward the Mohave. Example: The tortoise begins his trek back to the Mohave because the house where he lived was washed away by fire and he is going back to be with his kind. 1A 1-point response provides one text-based detail that shows why the tortoise begins his trek back toward the Mohave. Text-based details may include, but are not limited to: A.The earth-dug bed beneath the porch steps is all that remains of a house washed away by fire (home burned down) B.The backyard fence which once kept him from the sight of ocean or winding canyon, has also been returned to ash C.He turns his gaze away from the sea below D.Where human hands a decade ago picked him up to carry him here E.Away from his own kind F.As I watch him move with what some call patience it seems that words can barely express what the tortoise knows G.The tortoise knows of the rain and the fire here at the fenced-in edge of a continent where our human desires have come again to nothingness

10 23 Why does the tortoise begin his trek back toward the Mohave? Include two details from the poem in your answer. 2 This response includes at least two details from the poem to explain why the tortoise begins his trek back toward the Mohave. E. …so he is coming back to his own kind. D. …back to the Mohave where human hands a decade ago picked him up to carry him here. E. …away from his own kind. A. …he goes because the house is burned down. A. all that remains of the house washed away by fire.

11 23 Why does the tortoise begin his trek back toward the Mohave? Include two details from the poem in your answer. This response includes at least two details from the poem to explain why the tortoise begins his trek back toward the Mohave. B. …The backyard fence, which once kept him from the sight of the ocean or winding canyon,… E. …toward the Mohave…his own kind,… D. …he was once taken away to where he didnt belong… 2

12 23 Why does the tortoise begin his trek back toward the Mohave? Include two details from the poem in your answer. This response includes one detail from the poem to explain why the tortoise begins his trek back toward the Mohave. D. Where human hands a decade ago, picked him up to carry him here.

13 This response includes one detail from the poem to explain why the tortoise begins his trek back toward the Mohave. E. …he wants to go back to his own kind… 23 Why does the tortoise begin his trek back toward the Mohave? Include two details from the poem in your answer.

14 23 Why does the tortoise begin his trek back toward the Mohave? Include two details from the poem in your answer. This response includes no details from the poem to explain why the tortoise begins his trek back toward the Mohave. 0


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