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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 7. Identify and describe the author's use of language

Objective b. Identify and explain specific words and phrases that contribute to meaning

Selected Response Item

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

Read paragraph 3 of the story.

Skippy ended up with three pieces of gum, a pair of tiny binoculars, and a deck of inch-high playing cards. I got four pieces of gum and a set of miniature false teeth.

Details in this paragraph suggest that the false teeth are —

  1. dirty
  2. old
  3. small
  4. ugly

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 3.A.7.b:
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