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 7. Analyze the author's purposeful use of language

Objective c. Analyze figurative language that contributes to meaning and/or creates style

Assessment limit: In the text or a portion of the text

Selected Response Item

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

At the end of the story, the smile in Uncle Orrin's eyes suggests that he —

  1. is amused by Nathan's small mistakes
  2. approves of how Nathan pumps the bellows
  3. is pleased that Nathan wants to be a blacksmith
  4. appreciates Nathan's thoughtfulness to his friends

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 3.A.7.c: