School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 3

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

Sample Assessments: Each sample assessment item gives an idea of how an assessment item on the MSA might be presented. The items appropriately measure the content of the State Curriculum and may be formatted similarly to those appearing on the MSA; however, these are sample items only and have not appeared on any MSA form.

Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text

Indicator 4. Determine important ideas and messages in informational texts

Objective g. Draw conclusions and inferences and make generalizations and predictions from text

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

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read the article 'Follow That Horse' and answer the following question.

Explain how information in the article shows how Cuddles changed Dan's life. In your response, use information from the article that supports your explanation.

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Resources for Objective 2.A.4.g:
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