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  1. The Heroine of Lime Rockby Janette Gentry

  2. 6 What is the meaning of the word feats in paragraph 16 of the selection? • A. Actions • B. Mistakes • C. Thoughts • D. Wishes LC04: Interpret vocabulary critical to the meaning of the text (Reading GLE 1.3.2)

  3. 7 Explain how the selection shows Ida’s courage. Include two details from the selection in your answer. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ LC01: Demonstrate understanding of theme or message and supporting details (Reading GLE2.1.3)

  4. Text-based details include, but are not limited to: Although she knew very little about boats, she learned to row very quickly She rowed her siblings to school every weekday through choppy waters She had to quit school to care for the lighthouse and her father Without thinking of danger, Ida rowed across the water to the rescue She saved four boys on the sail boat / four people / four youths / 3 teenagers and a 20-year-old She saved three farmers She saved sheep Her father told her not to go save the two soldiers, but she didn’t listen to him / walked away from her father / disregards her parents pleas She ran barefoot across the slippery rock to her boat It took all her strength to row against the wind / it took all her strength to force the boat to go / waves almost swamped the boat She rowed into stormy weather / freezing rain / stormy night / waves / dangerous weather / harsh conditions / in storms / raining and cold / her hands were frozen / her hands were cold / the rain blinded her She saved the two soldiers’ lives She did not want people to know when she saved someone / did not want fame / heroism / did not want to be thanked She received a life-saving medal / awards Ida asked a friend to give a thank-you speech for her She lived on Lime Rock alone with her dog, cats and rabbits She rescued over forty people, but she would never tell how many / she rescued people / she saved lives She made her last rescue at the age of 63 / saved more lives over time Scoring Note: If a student receives a score point for E, F, or L, the student does not receive a score point for Q.

  5. 7 Explain how the selection shows Ida’s courage. Include two details from the selection in your answer. 2 E. “…four people...” G. “…some sheep...” K. “…to go out into a storm when the rain is blinding you…” H. “…your father tells you not to...”

  6. 7 Explain how the selection shows Ida’s courage. Include two details from the selection in your answer. 2 C. “…quit school to practically take care of her family...” Q. “...to save as many people as she did...”

  7. 7 Explain how the selection shows Ida’s courage. Include two details from the selection in your answer. 1 G. “…she had saved the sheep...”

  8. 7 Explain how the selection shows Ida’s courage. Include two details from the selection in your answer. 0 This response is a 0. This response does not use specific text-based details to answer the question.

  9. 8 Which sentence tells how Ida Lewis and her mother are similar? • A. Both Ida Lewis and her mother quit school. • B. Both Ida Lewis and her mother rowed every day. • C. Both Ida Lewis and her mother took care of others. • D. Both Ida Lewis and her mother disliked Lime Rock. LA06: Compare and contrast elements of text (Reading GLEs 2.3.1, 2.4.6)

  10. 9 Was Ida Lewis’ decision to rescue the two soldiers a good decision? Provide two details from the selection to support your answer. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ LT09: Evaluate reasoning and ideas/themes related to the text (Reading GLE 2.4.1, 2.4.5)

  11. Text-based details may include, but are not limited to: Ida took care of her family / the lighthouse Her arms became very strong from rowing back and forth She had saved lives before Her father told her not to go, but she didn’t listen to him Ida ran barefoot across the slippery rock to her boat The rain blinded her / her hands became freezing cold / the weather was bad / storm / the waves almost swamped the boat It took all her strength to row against the wind The soldiers would have died / she saved their lives The soldiers thanked her Ida asked the soldiers, “What would you do if you had a boat and saw someone drowning?” / couldn’t let the soldiers drown She became famous / she was noticed / recognized / respected / well-known She told people not to tell anyone that she had saved them / did not want fame / heroism / the soldiers told everyone Newspapers and magazines published the story Ida received letters She was given a life-saving medal She got a certificate Girls and boys had a heroine to admire / admired as a heroine Her fame brought many people / 9000 people to visit Lime Rock She met President Ulysses S. Grant / most famous person in America The governor declared July 4, 1869 “Ida Lewis Day” / grand celebration was held in her honor / thousands came to the celebration for her People wore Ida Lewis hats and scarves They danced to the “Ida Lewis Waltz” The people of Newport gave Ida a new boat Ida’s friend gave a thank-you speech for her Ida was appointed the official lighthouse keeper after her mother’s death In her honor the lighthouse has been renamed “Ida Lewis Light”

  12. 9 Was Ida Lewis’ decision to rescue the two soldiers a good decision? Provide two details from the selection to support your answer. 2 K. “...she would have never got noticed...” H. “...she saved people”

  13. 9 Was Ida Lewis’ decision to rescue the two soldiers a good decision? Provide two details from the selection to support your answer. 1 L. “...she want to avoid fame, and keep rescueing a secret.”

  14. 9 Was Ida Lewis’ decision to rescue the two soldiers a good decision? Provide two details from the selection to support your answer. 1 O. “...she got medals...”

  15. 9 Was Ida Lewis’ decision to rescue the two soldiers a good decision? Provide two details from the selection to support your answer. 0 This response is a 0. This response does not use specific text-based details to answer the question.

  16. 10 Based on the information in the selection, what conclusion can be drawn about the soldiers? • A. The soldiers were taught to save lives. • B. The soldiers were taught survival skills. • C. The soldiers were proud of their rescuer. • D. The soldiers were ashamed of being rescued. LT10: Extend information beyond text (make generalizations beyond the text to a broader idea or concept, draw conclusions, or apply information to other texts or situations) (Reading GLEs 2.4.1, 2.4.5)

  17. 11 Which word best describes Ida Lewis? • A. Compassionate • B. Egotistical • C. Helpless • D. Delicate LA05: Demonstrate understanding of literary elements (genres; story elements such as plot, character, setting; stylistic devices) and graphic elements/illustrations (Reading GLE 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.3)

  18. 12 What inference could you make about Ida Lewis’ attitude toward fame? • A. Ida Lewis desired fame. • B. Ida Lewis avoided fame. • C. Ida Lewis resented fame. • D. Ida Lewis expected fame. LC03: Make inferences or predictions based on the reading (Reading GLE 2.1.5)

  19. 13 What was the author’s purpose for writing the selection? • A. To inform people about lighthouse keepers • B. To describe how a woman saved many lives • C. To demonstrate that good rowers can rescue people • D. To persuade women to act bravely in dangerous situations LT08: Analyze author’s purpose and evaluate effectiveness for different audiences (includes fact/opinion, author’s point of view, tone, and use of persuasive devices) (Reading GLEs 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4)