How a Cargo Ship Works

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Authentic Informational Text, Lexile 970
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Closely read the authentic text 'How a Cargo Ship Works ' citing textual evidence to answer research-based comprehension questions aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

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What is the Mahimahi?     
Why would it be most effective to make someone fall by tripping them by their feet than pushing them in the chest? 
What does the author mean by the term “pivot point”?  
Explain the two things the author is comparing by using this language.  
The stern, or tail, of the ship feels the most pressure from the wind and current. Use evidence from the text to support this statement.  
Choose the answer that best completes the sentence below.   ________ a weak wind and current hit the Mahimahi by its tail, the Mahimahi will spin out of control.  
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