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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 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Indicator 3. Use elements of narrative texts to facilitate understanding

Objective d. Identify and analyze the characters

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read this play titled "The King and the Cleaner." Then answer the question below.

Explain what the Cleaner's words and actions suggest about him. In your response, use details from the play that support your explanation. Write your answer in the box below.

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Selected Response Item

Read this play titled "The King and the Cleaner." Then answer the question below.

The King could best be described as —

  1. brave
  2. cruel
  3. foolish
  4. intelligent
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Correct Answer:
C

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read this play titled "The King and the Cleaner." Then answer the question below.

Explain how the King changes from the beginning of this play to the end. In your response, use details from the play that help to explain how the King changes. Write your answer in the box below.

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Selected Response Item

Read this play titled "The King and the Cleaner." Then answer the question below.

Which of these statements best explains why the king hates being king?

  1. He feels very uncomfortable.
  2. He has too much work to do.
  3. He would rather be dusting.
  4. He has no one to talk to.
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Correct Answer:
A

Resources for Objective 3.A.3.d:
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