School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 5

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

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Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text

Indicator 4. Determine and analyze important ideas and messages in informational texts

Objective f. Identify and explain relationships between and among ideas such as comparison/contrast, cause/effect, sequence/chronology

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read this article titled "Snug in the Snow." Then answer the question below.

Read this sentence from the last paragraph of this article.

Hibernation is still somewhat of a mystery and an amazing animal adaptation.

Explain whether the information in the article supports the ideas in this statement. In your response, use information from the article that supports your explanation. Write your answer in the box below.


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Resources for Objective 2.A.4.f: