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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 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Indicator 6. Determine important ideas and messages in literary texts

Objective a. Analyze main ideas and universal themes

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

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

Explain a lesson that Alex learns from his father. In your response, use details from the story that help to explain this lesson. Write your answer in the box below.

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Selected Response Item

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

Which other title would best help a reader understand a theme of this story?

  1. Following the Rules
  2. Moving to a New Town
  3. Making the Right Choice
  4. Moving Away From the Past
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Correct Answer:
C

Resources for Objective 3.A.6.a:
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