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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 5. Use elements of drama to facilitate understanding

Objective d. Identify and explain stage directions and dialogue that help to create character

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

Selected Response Item

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

Read this line from the play.

King: I know! You can sit on my throne!

Which of these phrases best describes how the king says this line?

  1. in a quiet voice
  2. in an angry voice
  3. in a teasing voice
  4. in an excited voice
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Correct Answer:
D

Selected Response Item

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

What is the purpose of the stage directions in this play?

  1. to describe the setting
  2. to describe the narrator
  3. to explain what the characters do
  4. to explain how the characters speak
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_067.xml

Correct Answer:
C

Resources for Objective 3.A.5.d:
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