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 e. Identify and explain information or ideas peripheral to the main idea or message

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

Selected Response Item

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

Which of these details is NOT directly related to the main idea of paragraphs 10 and 11?

  1. the speed of the chameleon's tongue
  2. the stickiness of a chameleon's tongue
  3. the location of the University of Antwerp
  4. the activities of Dr. Herrel and Dr. Meyers

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 2.A.4.e: