This file contains questions for the Introduction (pages 1-26) to Michael Pollan's book "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual", illustrated edition (hardcover). It also contains the blank student answer sheet.
The questions range from context clue vocabulary ("What does 'complexity' mean?") to gist ("In one sentence, what is the gist of this section (“Most of the time...picture gradually became”)? (p. 3-4)) to identifying the author's claim ("According to the author, how reliable (able to be trusted) is nutrition science? Explain."). There are 45 questions plus a section that focuses on gist (pages 6-12).
This is a short book that can be taught in conjunction with Michael Pollan's book "Omnivore's Dilemma", which is currently on the New York State recommended reading list for 8th grade. These books lend themselves well to cross-curricular instruction with science and FACS/Home and Careers.
More to come for these texts!