Text Feature
Author's Purpose
Context Clues
SCR
100

What is the title of the article?

Super Noses 

100

What does the acronym PIEED stand for?

Persuade

Inform

Explain

Entertain 

Describe 

100

What are some ways to find the meaning of a word without using the dictionary?

Read the sentence before and after

100

What was the passage mainly about? Use evidence to support your answer. 

answers may vary 

200

2. Why does the author use headings in the text? 

a. to identify the main topic of each section

b. to provide the steps in a process

c. to include answers to common questions

d. to tell the order of events as they happen

a. identify the main topic of each section

200

2. The author organizes the information in the "Amazing Uses" section by - 

a. comparing and contrasting a dog's sense of smell with a human's

b. introducing a problem that can be solved using a dog's sense of smell

c. explaining the process of how a dog receives and interprets smells 

d. describing different professions that benefit from a dog's sense of smell 

d. describing different professions that benefit from a dog's sense of smell. 

200

What are some reasons why a word may not come out in the dictionary? 

they have multiple parts (students may provide an example)

200

What does the word emit mean in paragraph 3? Use evidence to support your answer.

answers may vary 

300

6. What is the purpose of the diagram included in the text?

a. provides a visual of the parts of a dog's nose

b. offers an image depicting how dogs breathe in and out

c. shows the different sections of a dog's nose

d. presents a graphic that provides definitions of the parts of a dog's nose. 

a. provides a visual of the parts of a dog's nose 

300

The purpose of nonfiction texts are to - 

Multiple answers are accepted 

Inform

Explain

Describe

Persuade 

300

4. Which phrase from paragraph 4 helps the reader understand the meaning of register?

a. look very closely

b. unique to each dog

c. fingerprint pattern

d. recorded information 

d. recorded information 

300

5. Student needs to answer in complete sentences. 

Based on the information in paragraph 3, what can the reader conclude about dogs? Use evidence to support your answer. 

The reader can conclude that dogs are sensitive. According to the text, "a dog can detect if a human is happy or sad"

400

How many text features are found in the article 

6.

400

What is the purpose of a fiction text? 

to entertain 

400

7. In paragraph 6, the suffix -ity helps the reader determine the word security means- 

a. the quality of being safe

b. a person who feels safer

c. without feeling safe

d. being safe again

a. the quality of being safe 

400

9. Why are the numbered steps used in the directions? Use evidence to support your answer. 

The numbered steps are used in the directions to show in what order the directions should be done. For example, "1, first you dry your dog's nose with a towel. 2. then you put food coloring on their nose.
 

500

Look at the article. Create a text feature with the information provided. 


You will race against the clock 5 minutes. Team to create the best one wins the points. 

Answers may vary. 

500

3. CHOOSE TWO ANSWERS

Why does the author most likely write this text? 

a. to entertain with stories of intelligent dogs

b. to show how dogs' ability to smell is useful

c. to persuade the reader to learn more about dogs

d. to explain the unique features of dogs' noses

e. to encourage the reader to make a print of his or her dog's nose. 

B. to show how dogs' ability to smell is useful

D. to explain the unique feature of a dogs' noses

500

In paragraph 2 what does the word olfactory mean? 

the nose 

500

10. Why does the author include the "Take Your Dog's Nose Print" directions with the text? Use evidence to support your answer. 

The author includes the directions so the reader can take the nose prints of their pets ,and they may find them if ever lost. In the text it states, "If the owner uses the service they can use the information to help identify the dog if lost.  

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