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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 b. Identify and explain questions left unanswered by the text

Assessment limit: Questions and predictions about events, situations, and conflicts that might occur if the text were extended

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

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

What will probably happen the next time Beth visits her grandma? In your response, use details from the story that support your answer. Write your answer in the box below.

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Selected Response Item

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

Read this sentence from paragraph 19 of the story.

Beth jumped out of Mom's car.

In paragraph 19, the word jumped shows that Beth is —

  1. afraid
  2. careless
  3. excited
  4. surprised
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Correct Answer:
C

Resources for Objective 3.A.8.b:
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