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 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Indicator 8. Read critically to evaluate literary texts

Objective a. Identify and explain the believability of the characters' actions and the story's events

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

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read this story titled "A Real Grandma." Then answer the question below.

Explain how the author makes this story seem real. In your response, use details from the story that support your explanation. Write your answer in the box below.

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Resources for Objective 3.A.8.a:
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