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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 6. Read critically to evaluate informational text

Objective c. Analyze the text and its information for reliability

Selected Response Item

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

To support the accuracy of the information in this article, the author includes —

  1. a series of questions people have asked about chameleons
  2. a description of the physical appearance of chameleons
  3. a detailed list of areas where chameleons can be found
  4. a quotation from a scientist who studied chameleons
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Correct Answer:
D

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