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 3. Analyze and evaluate elements of narrative texts to facilitate understanding and interpretation

Objective c. Analyze details that provide information about the setting, the mood created by the setting, and the role the setting plays in the text

Selected Response Item

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

The description of the setting in paragraph 1 creates a feeling of —

  1. anger and bitterness
  2. fear and confusion
  3. isolation and hardship
  4. danger and mystery

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 3.A.3.c:
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