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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 5. Analyze purposeful use of language

Objective a. Analyze specific words or phrases that contribute to the meaning of a text

Selected Response Item

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

Read this sentence from paragraph 1 of the article.

The only thing that's missing is the ketchup, so you grab the bottle and prepare to slather your entire plate.

The details in paragraph 1 suggest that slather means —

  1. clean
  2. cover
  3. pass
  4. stack
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Correct Answer:
B

Resources for Objective 2.A.5.a:
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