School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 6

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. Explain relationships between and among ideas such as comparison/contrast, cause/effect, sequence/chronology

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read this article titled "Why Is It So Hard to Get Ketchup Out of the Bottle?" Then answer the question below.

In the last paragraph the author says that thixotropic solutions are "mysterious."

Explain whether the information in the article supports the idea that thixotropic solutions are mysterious. 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: