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 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Indicator 2. Analyze text features to facilitate understanding of literary texts

Objective b. Identify and explain how graphic aids such as pictures and illustrations, punctuation, print features contribute to meaning

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

Selected Response Item

Read this story titled "Teeth for Two." Then answer the question below.

The illustration mostly helps a reader understand this story because it shows —

  1. what is in the gum machine
  2. how to use the gum machine
  3. what a gum machine looks like
  4. where the gum machine is located

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 3.A.2.b:
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