School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 7

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

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Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text

Indicator 4. Analyze important ideas and messages in informational texts

Objective a. Identify and explain the author's/text's purpose and intended audience

Selected Response Item

Read this article titled "The Fosbury Flop." Then answer the question below.

The purpose of paragraphs 1 through 3 of this article is to —

  1. explain Fosbury's problem
  2. describe Fosbury's appearance
  3. describe where Fosbury grew up
  4. explain why Fosbury liked sports

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 2.A.4.a:
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