Common Core: 2nd Grade English Language Arts : Describe the Connection Between a Series of Historical Events, Scientific Ideas or Concepts, or Steps in Technical Procedures: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.3

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Example Question #1 : Describe The Connection Between A Series Of Historical Events, Scientific Ideas Or Concepts, Or Steps In Technical Procedures: Ccss.Ela Literacy.Ri.2.3

The Game of Soccer

The History

The game of soccer started a very long time ago in another country, England. They named the sport of soccer, “football.” They called this game “football” because the players played the game on and with their feet. In America, we call the sport “soccer.” Although they may call it by different names, many people play the game of soccer all around the world.

The Teams

A soccer game has two teams. Each team has eleven players on the field at a time. One of those players is called the “goalie.” The goalie’s job is to stop the ball from going into the goal. The goalie is the only player that is able to touch the ball with his hands during a soccer game.

The Game

Most soccer games last 90 minutes and there is only one break in the middle of the game. During a soccer game, each team tries to kick the ball into the opposite team’s goal. Unlike many other sports, soccer games can end in a tie, meaning there might not be a winner or a loser after each game because each team has the same score.

Why was "The History" covered first in the text? 

Possible Answers:

Because it's how the sport began, so a text about the sport should start with the information

Because it is the least interesting part of the text

Because it's the section with the most information 

Because it is the most interesting part of the text

Correct answer:

Because it's how the sport began, so a text about the sport should start with the information

Explanation:

The structure of an information text, like the text in this question, is important. Because this text is informing the reader about soccer, the history of the sport should come first because that's where the sport began. It wouldn't make sense to talk about the rules of the game and the teams, and then introduce the sport. Therefore, the correct answer is "Because it's how the sport began and the introduction to the sport, so the text should start with this information". 

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