Common Core: 2nd Grade English Language Arts : Identify the Main Purpose of a Text: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.6

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Example Question #9 : Reading: Informational Text

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.

What was the main purpose of the text? 

Possible Answers:

To inform the reader about soccer

To tell a story about a specific soccer team

To inform the reader about different sports 

To tell a story about playing sports

Correct answer:

To inform the reader about soccer

Explanation:

This text informs the reader about soccer. It tells us the history of how and where the game was started, it describes the main objective of the game and some of the rules. It does not talk about different sports, only soccer. This text is also informational, so it does not tell a story about a specific team or about playing sports. 

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