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The Beginning of Organized Baseball
1. The first organized baseball teams and their rules go back to the 1840’s. 2. At that time, a New Yorker named Alexander J. Cartwright wrote the first-known written rules of the game.
3. Baseball had been played for fun in America since the early 1800’s. 4. During these early games, friends played baseball games using various rules. 5. In 1845, Cartwright and others formed the Knickerbockers Baseball Club. 6. This when baseball history began to change.
Focus, organization, and support
Which transition should be added to the beginning of sentence 8 to show a connection to the previous sentence?
As a result
Read the sentence below from the essay:
9. Sometimes I helped them carry their things when they were leaving the hospital.
Which words should replace the word “things” so that the reader knows specifically what was being carried?
Stimulus Type: Cloze
Contains high-interest material in a relatively short format
Is literary or informational
Contains three to four numbered blanks per stimulus to measure spelling and usage
A Hidden Surprise
Mom asked Megan and Jacob to rake the leaves. She handed rakes to (15) . She gave a smaller one to (16) little brother, Williams. She said that a surprise was hidden in the leaves.