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 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Indicator 3. Analyze elements of narrative texts to facilitate understanding and interpretation

Objective d. Analyze characterization

Selected Response Item

Read this story titled "Nathan's Choice." Then answer the question below.

Uncle Orrin is best described as —

  1. shy but generous
  2. confused but honest
  3. focused but easygoing
  4. tough but understanding
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Correct Answer:
D

Selected Response Item

Read this story titled "Nathan's Choice." Then answer the question below.

Which of these phrases best describes how Nathan changes from the beginning to the end of this story?

  1. from insecure to confident
  2. from confused to relieved
  3. from reckless to cautious
  4. from fearful to brave
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Correct Answer:
A

Resources for Objective 3.A.3.d:
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