School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 3

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

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Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text

Indicator 4. Determine important ideas and messages in informational texts

Objective g. Draw conclusions and inferences and make generalizations and predictions from text

Assessment limit: From the text or a portion of the text

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read this invitation to a special party. Then answer the question below.

After reading this invitation, what can you conclude about starting a collection? In your response, use information from the invitation that helps to explain your conclusion. Write your answer in the box below.

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Selected Response Item

Read this invitation to a special party. Then answer the question below.

From the information in this invitation, a reader can tell that —

  1. children have many different kinds of collections
  2. children often have trouble starting a collection
  3. the best day of the week to go to a party is Friday
  4. the Rockburg Children's Museum is open every day
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Correct Answer:
A

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