School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 8

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 b. Analyze the author's argument, viewpoint, or perspective

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

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read this article titled "This Tongue Gets a Grip." Then answer the question below.

Explain the author's opinion of chameleons. In your response, use words and information from the article that support your explanation. Write your answer in the box below.

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