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Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 4

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 d. Summarize or paraphrase

Assessment limit: The text or a portion of the text

Selected Response Item

Read this article titled "The First Freeze-Dried Food." Then answer the question below.

Which of these sentences would be most important to include in a summary of this article?

  1. The people of Peru farm more than 200 different kinds of potatoes.
  2. The Aymara Indians were the first people to learn how to freeze-dry potatoes.
  3. Most of the potato pieces produced during the drying process are the size of limes.
  4. The vegetable section of the grocery store has different kinds of freeze-dried potatoes.

Correct Answer:

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