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For better understanding of a paragraph, it is helpful for the reader to know what the author is trying to accomplish.

The author’s purpose may be to inform, to entertain, or to persuade. Match each paragraph to the author's purpose.

For better understanding of a paragraph, it is helpful for the reader to know what the author is trying to accomplish. The author’s purpose may be to inform, to entertain, or to persuade. Match each paragraph to the author's purpose.

For better understanding of a paragraph, it is helpful for the reader to know what the author is trying to accomplish. The author’s purpose may be to inform, to entertain, or to persuade. Match each paragraph to the author's purpose.

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” As he spoke these words, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. The historic date was July 20, 1969. Almost as amazing was the fact that the world was watching the event on TV.

Do you turn the lights out when you leave the room? Do you recycle cans, bottles, and paper at your house? Do you unplug charging cords when they are not in use? These are all simple things you can do to help conserve energy and make our world a better place. We must all work together to preserve our planet for future generations. If we don't, who will? Lucy looked up from her book. The whole class was laughing at something. She turned around and asked Maureen what was so funny. Maureen tried to explain, but she couldn’t’ stop giggling. Everyone was looking at Lucy’s feet. Lucy glanced down at her feet and saw a red shoe on one foot and a brown shoe on the other foot.

Captain Brave of the Cosmic Patrol raced to the time machine and set the dial for Egypt, 3000 B.C. He had to find the builder of the dreaded “Pharaoh’s Man-trap” and learn its secret. If he didn’t learn the secret, courageous Lieutenant Daring would remain trapped inside forever. Captain Brave wondered, “Is it still possible that I can save my lifelong friend?” Just moments later, the captain stepped out into the shadows of the pyramids. His work could begin!

Every student at Smithfield Junior High School has a opinion about what needs to be done to make this a better school. When student council elections are held next week, every student would express his opinion by voting for a candidate with the same views. Remember that is takes much less effort to mark your ballot than it does to grumble throughout the rest of the school year. Make your mark in the world—vote!

Norway is a beautiful country in northern Europe. Mountains cover 75 percent of the country, but the most famous feature of the landscape is the fiord. Hundreds of these narrow bays indent the coast of Norway, making it resemble the teeth of a comb. Many fiords are so deep that ocean steamers can travel far inland on them. Waterfalls add beauty to the sheer rock walls of some Norwegian fiords.