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 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Indicator 3. Analyze elements of narrative texts to facilitate understanding and interpretation

Objective d. Analyze characterization

Selected Response Item

Read this story titled "A Team Full of Reasons." Then answer the question below.

Darren's words and actions in this story suggest that he —

  1. is probably a selfish person
  2. is unfriendly to his teammates
  3. believes that loyalty is important
  4. tries hard to be a good baseball player
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Correct Answer:
A

Resources for Objective 3.A.3.d:
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