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 e. Analyze relationships between and among characters, setting, and events

Assessment limit: In the text or a portion of the text or across multiple texts

Selected Response Item

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

Which of these statements best describes how Alexandra feels about Emil?

  1. She feels that he is silly.
  2. She feels responsible for him.
  3. She feels that he will never grow up.
  4. She feels ashamed of his appearance.

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 3.A.3.e: