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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 6. Determine important ideas and messages in literary texts

Objective d. Summarize

Assessment limit: The text or a portion of the text

Selected Response Item

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

Which of these sentences would make the best opening sentence for a summary of "Teeth for Two"?

  1. Susie agrees to trade her false teeth for Skippy's cards.
  2. Susie and Skippy have an unusual experience at the movies.
  3. Skippy notices a gum machine inside the door of the movie theater.
  4. Susie and Skippy have to hide from the other people in the audience.

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 3.A.6.d:
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