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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 3. Analyze elements of narrative texts to facilitate understanding and interpretation

Objective e. Identify and explain relationships between and among characters, setting, and events

Assessment limit: In the text or a portion of the text or across multiple texts

Selected Response Item

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

The people in the audience are looking for the false teeth because they —

  1. think that the false teeth are real
  2. like Skippy and want to help him
  3. are not really interested in the movie
  4. cannot believe Susie wears false teeth
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Correct Answer:
A

Selected Response Item

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

Which of these quotations is most important to the plot of this story?

  1. "Look, Susie," he said, "that machine is almost empty."
  2. "How old is your sister?" a motherly voice inquired.
  3. "Poor little thing."
  4. "Let's get out of here."
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Correct Answer:
A

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

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

Compare Susie's and Skippy's feelings throughout this story. In your response, use details from the story that support your comparison. Write your answer in the box below.

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