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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 7. Analyze the author's purposeful use of language

Objective a. Analyze specific words and phrases that contribute to meaning

Selected Response Item

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

Read this sentence from paragraph 27 of the story.

We'd razzed him about being the only guy to lose fly balls in his own personal fog.

Details in paragraph 27 suggest that the phrase personal fog refers to the —

  1. coolness of the air
  2. brightness of the lights
  3. size of Frank's glasses
  4. steam on Frank's glasses

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 3.A.7.a:
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