Using Appendix F, students complete the CheckPoint. Advise students to post their answers to the Individual forum by Day 4.
Comprehensive Grammar CheckPoint Answer Key
|Item |Correct Answer |Rationale |
| |(A or B) | |
|1. |B |The first sentence is a gender stereotype. Many nurses are women, but some nurses are men. |
|2. |A |The second sentence implies girls are not very good at math, which is a gender stereotype. In |
| | |fact, many girls do quite well in math. |
|3. |B | The first sentence implies surprise at meeting a nice Muslim, which stereotypes people of the |
| | |Islamic faith. |
|4. |B |The district attorney’s country of origin is not necessary to the meaning of the sentence. |
|5. |A |The child’s age explains why the counseling was necessary. |
|6. |B |The knowledge level of the person, not his or her age, is important. The first sentence implies |
| | |only younger people are knowledgeable about technology. |
|7. |A |The child’s hearing impairment explains the need for special accommodations on the field trip. |
|8. |B |The first sentence implies all Japanese people eat raw fish and that eating raw fish is bad. |
|9. |B |Sentence A contains a fragment (incomplete sentence).