School Improvement in Maryland

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 6. Read critically to evaluate informational text

Objective b. Identify and explain additions or changes to format or text features that would make the text easier to understand

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

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

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

What could be added to help a reader better understand the information in this article? In your response, use information from the article that supports your answer. Write your answer in the box below.


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Resources for Objective 2.A.6.b:
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