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Reading and Written Composition
Read the two selections and the viewing and representing piece. Then answer
the questions that follow.
Use "A Brother in Need"
to answer questions 1-14.
Use "My Bold Brother Carmen" to answer questions
Use "A Brother in Need" and "My Bold Brother Carmen" to answer questions 29 and 30.
Use the visual representation to answer
Short Answer Questions:
Students were asked to answer the following questions on a separate piece
of paper. These questions will NOT be scored as part of the interactive online
versions of the released TAKS tests.
How does Gan change from the beginning to the end of “A
Brother in Need”? Support your answer with evidence from the selection.
In “My Bold Brother Carmen,” who do you think is
more successful, the author or his brother Carmen? Explain your answer and
support it with evidence from the selection.
Which of the siblings from “A Brother in Need”
and “My Bold Brother Carmen” would you like to have as a brother?
Explain your answer and support it with evidence from both selections.
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