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 g. Analyze internal and/or external conflicts that motivate characters and those that advance the plot

Assessment limit: In the text or a portion of the text

Selected Response Item

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

Alex's main conflict in this story is between his —

  1. friendship with Darren and his dream of playing for the Pirates
  2. desire to play for a winning team and his feelings for his friends
  3. respect for Coach Landstrom and his fear of going to a new school
  4. concern for his parents and his determination to be a better athlete

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 3.A.3.g: