Grade 9 Reading Assessment
Dirty Water: A Crisis In Canada
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Predicting
Write in the space provided below (or sketch on the blank paper provided) what you think this text will be about. *
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Reread the section "A Global Concern".
Make organized notes by writing a main idea and listing three key supporting details. *
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Look only at the bar graph text feature.
What did you learn about First Nations drinking water and wastewater systems from 2009-2013? Provide three facts. *
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Vocabulary
Below are two words that are underlined in the text. What does each word mean in this text? Explain how you could use context clues or word part clues to figure out the meaning of each word.
Word 1: sanitation (meaning in this text) *
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Word 1: sanitation (word part and/or contextual clues)
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Word 2: impoverished (meaning in this text) *
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Word 2: impoverished (word part and/or contextual clues)
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The Safe Drinking Water For First Nations Act became law in 2013.
Why do you think Canada is committed to improving water quality and sanitation on First Nations reserves? Support your thinking using evidence from the text. *
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What do you think is the big idea or theme of the text? Explain your thinking. *
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What did you notice about your reading today? Explain. *
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Word Strategies:
When you come to a challenging word, how do you figure it out? Here are some examples of strategies that you may already use. Check all that apply to you. There are no right or wrong answers. *
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Sense Strategies
If your reading does not make sense, what do you do? Here are some examples of strategies that you may already use. Check all that apply to you. There are no right or wrong answers. *
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