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Bellwork #1: MCT2 Practice

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  1. Bellwork #1: MCT2 Practice Which of the following sentences is not correct? {4.b} [DOK 1] (Proficient) F. Samuel de Champlain, whose name was given to Lake Champlain, explored the Canadian interior. G. The people who constructed the transcontinental railroad were primarily Irish and Chinese. H. Carla, who vacationed in Peru, also visited Chile and Argentina last summer. J. Bob gave the yearbook picture to Jill whom he mistook for her twin sister.

  2. (1) The long-necked llama of South America is smaller than the camel and has no hump. (2) For hundreds of years, the llama has helped the Indians living in the high Andes Mountains of Bolivia, Peru, Chile, and Argentina. (3) The large, strong llama often has traveled fifteen to twenty miles a day, carrying heavy loads and requiring no food except grass along its path. (4) In addition, the llama has provided South American Indians with meat for meals, with fleece for warm clothing, with hide for sandals, and with hair for rope. (5) For example, the strength and endurance of the llama has enabled the Incas in Peru to construct highways, bridges, temples, and irrigation systems. Bellwork #2: MCT2 Practice Read the following draft of a student’s essay. A peer editor has told the student to revise the organization of the paragraph. Which of the following revisions improves the organization of the paragraph? {3.a} [DOK 3] (Proficient) A. Placing sentence 1 after sentence 3 B. Placing sentence 3 after sentence 5 C. Placing sentence 4 after sentence 1 D. Placing sentence 5 after sentence 2

  3. Since early times, people have tried to predict the weather. They watched for changes in different areas of their lives. Then they began inventing weather instruments. Galileo invented the thermometer in 1593. One of his pupils, Evangelista Torricelli from Italy, invented a simple barometer in 1643 and began to study how air pressure causes weather changes. Scientists began to draw weather maps during the 1820s. Then the United States Congress established a weather agency in 1890. Its name was changed to the National Weather Service in 1970. Bellwork #3: MCT2 Practice Read the following sentences from a student’s paragraph. The teacher has suggested that the student revise the paragraph to include elaboration. Which of the following sentences does not add elaboration? {3.a} [DOK 3] (Proficient) A. In ancient times people watched for changes in dark clouds, for differences in the nervous behavior of animals, or for red skies at sunrise. B. Congress organized a national agency called the Weather Bureau in 1890 to forecast, observe, and record the weather. C. In 1593 Galileo, an Italian scientist, invented the thermometer, the first scientific weather instrument. D. In the early 1800s, a group of nations approved a plan for mapping weather around the world.

  4. (1) When Markesha was little, she liked to run fast. (2) As she grew, she continued to try to out-run her brothers and sisters. (3) One day the middle school coach asked her to try out for the junior varsity track team. (4) The team had won the district championship last year. (5) Markesha nervously glanced around as she took her mark for the fifty-yard dash. (6) When the whistle blew, Markesha ran down the track. (7) She heard the footsteps of the other runners gaining on her. (8) She ran even faster. (9) Smiling, Markesha crossed the finish line and jumped for joy. Bellwork #4: MCT2 Practice Read the following paragraph Tim has written. Tim’s teacher has advised him to delete a sentence that does not provide a supporting detail. Which sentence will Tim delete? {3.a} [DOK 3] (Proficient) F. Sentence 2 G. Sentence 4 H. Sentence 5 J. Sentence 8