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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 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Indicator 2. Use text features to facilitate understanding of literary texts

Objective a. Identify and explain how organizational aids such as the title of the book, story, poem, or play contribute to meaning

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

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read the poem 'When You Can Read'. Then answer the following.
Explain another good title for this poem. In your response, use details from the poem that support your explanation. Write your response on the lines below.

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Resources for Objective 3.A.2.a: