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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 d. Summarize

Assessment limit: 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.

Which of these sentences would be most important to include in a summary of this story?

  1. Alex's father worries about his employees having to pack up and move.
  2. Alex's father usually gets home from work long past dinnertime.
  3. Alex's father reads some papers at the dining room table.
  4. Alex's father has been driving a rusty, old car.

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 3.A.6.d: