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 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Indicator 2. Analyze and evaluate text features to facilitate and extend understanding of literary texts

Objective a. Analyze text features that contribute to meaning

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

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read this passage from O Pioneers!, a novel by Willa Cather. Then answer the question below.

Explain whether "The Wild Land" is an effective title for this passage. In your response, use details from the passage that support your explanation. Write your answer in the box below.


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Resources for Objective 3.A.2.a:
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