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 6. Analyze important ideas and messages in literary texts

Objective e. Explain the implications of the text for the reader and/or society

Assessment limit: Ideas and issues of a text that may have implications for the reader

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

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

Compare Nathan's education with the education of young people today. In your response, use details from the story that support your comparison. Write your answer in the box below.

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Resources for Objective 3.A.6.e:
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