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 g. Synthesize ideas from text

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

Selected Response Item

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

According to this article, which of these statements about quicksand is true?

  1. Quicksand molecules become thinner over time.
  2. Animals cannot see through quicksand molecules.
  3. Motion causes quicksand molecules to break apart.
  4. Strings of quicksand molecules are usually tightly packed.

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 2.A.4.g: