This is a 30 question multiple choice assessment that measures student mastery of the following common core standards:
RI.7.5: Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
-Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
-Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/ effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
-Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
-Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
-Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
-Establish and maintain a formal style.
-Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.