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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 5. Analyze purposeful use of language

Objective a. Analyze specific word choice that contributes to the meaning and/or creates style

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

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

Explain how the author helps a reader feel the excitement of Fosbury's experience in the 1968 Olympics. In your response, use information from the article that supports your explanation. Write your answer in the box below.

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Selected Response Item

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

Read this sentence from paragraph 12 of the article.

Fourteen entrants had cleared 7 feet or higher, and the pressure of the Olympic Games was an added factor.

In this sentence, the word entrants refers to —

  1. tall men
  2. high jumpers
  3. record holders
  4. young athletes
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Correct Answer:
B

Resources for Objective 2.A.5.a:
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