Key Ideas and Details Text Structure Academic Vocabulary Words and Phrases in Context Writing

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The Jets won! "Jets fans had nothing to worry about." "puts the Jets ahead by nine."
Who won the football game? Find key details in paragraph 3 that indicates which team won.

100

"But if" discusses something that DID NOT HAPPEN. The author is explaining how the touchdown COULD have lead to the other team's victory.
Why does the author start paragraph 4 with "But if?" What issue does he begin to write about? Sentence starters: "The author begins this paragraph with "but if" to show that __________" "Here, he begins to describe the ways that _____"

100

Dwight Lowrey (paragraph 1)
Who intercepted Favre's pass? Where did you find this information?

100

The commenter is saying that they bet on the Jets to win (odds were 4:1).
What is the "financial" argument made in paragraph 7? What is the commenter implying?

100

Responses will vary, but: With a story about the Jets intercepting a pass and making a touchdown late in the game against the Vikings.
How does Sanneh begin his essay?

200

The paragraph is about an exciting play in a football game. "end zone" "twenty-one yard line" "touchdown" Fun fact: in that paragraph, the word football is NEVER USED.
What is paragraph 1 about? Find evidence in paragraph 1 that identifies its subject.

200

Parentheses indicate the author's response to the comments from the website.
What do the parentheses in paragraph 7 indicate?

200

They have rejected getting a touchdown.
What does it mean if a player has "forsworn the end zone?"

200

A bomb can be thrown and requires tremendous power (as would that pass). After a team scores, they must kick the ball to the other team!
Why does Sanneh use the metaphor "bomb" to describe a long pass to Randy Moss? Bonus question: how did Lowrey's touchdown open up the possibility to such a play?

200

The author claims that there are a few situations in football where making an easy touchdown is the wrong move. It relates to Lowrey's easy touchdown in paragraph 1.
What argument does the author introduce in the second paragraph? How does this argument relate to the first paragraph?

300

A touchdown is worth 6 points: the Jets were ahead by 9 after the extra point. If Folk had missed, a Viking touchdown plus two points would have TIED THE GAME and given the Vikings a chance to win.
How many points is a touchdown worth? Why is this important in the scenario described in paragraph 4?

300

The author begins paragraph two with rhetorical questions to emphasize his claim that sometimes an easy touchdown is not a good idea.
Why does the author begin paragraph two with rhetorical questions?

300

Lowrey's call to make a touchdown.
In paragraph 7, what are the commenters on Jetsinsider.com contesting?

300

A few, just a couple scattered incomplete passes.
What does "smattering" mean in paragraph 3?

300

The author wants to persuade his audience that a touchdown can be the wrong move in football. Evidence: Claim in paragraph 2 Detailed scenarios in paragraphs 4 and 5
What was the author's purpose in writing this text? Cite text evidence in your response.

400

THE JETS. The vikings were "down by two."
According to paragraph 1, who was in the lead at the beginning of the game? Find evidence to support your answer.

400

The quotation marks show that the fans on jetsinsider.com are talking.
What do the quotation marks through paragraph 7 indicate?

400

A modest kickoff return is one in which the player carrying the ball does not get very far down the field. A not so modest kickoff return might have brought the Vikings closer to a touchdown.
What made the Viking's kickoff return "modest?" What might a less modest kickoff return have accomplished?

400

A controversy is something that people have strong disagreements over.
"Some people are sure that the new health care law will mean better care for everyone. Others argue that the law will mean less care and longer waiting lines for those who need to see doctors. It's a controversy that will not go away soon." What is a CONTROVERSY? Use context clues.

400

The author's use of football jargon demonstrates that the intended audience was a group of football fans.
Who was the author's intended audience in writing this piece? Cite text evidence in your response.

500

The Jets were already ahead by TWO POINTS. When they made the touchdown, they gave the Vikings the chance to win!
According to paragraph 6, why do some fans think that Lowrey should have forsworn the endzone?

500

an essay OR a sports article.
What type of text is this piece?

500

Lowrey's touchdown was a "touching" moment; he should have gotten the chance to have it.
What was the sentimental claim being made in paragraph 7?

500

Suffrage is the right to vote.
"Most of America's Founding Fathers did not believe in women's suffrage. Only men could vote in the United states until 1920." What is SUFFRAGE? Use context clues.

500

In paragraphs 4 and 4, he describes three scenarios in which the touchdown drive could have allowed the Vikings to win. In paragraph 6, he explains what Lowrey could have done to protect the Jets' lead INSTEAD of taking the touchdown.
How does the author support his claim (paragraph 2) about touchdowns in paragraphs 4 through 6?

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