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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 3. Use elements of narrative texts to facilitate understanding

Objective f. Identify and describe the narrator

Assessment limit: Conclusions about the narrator based on his or her thoughts and/or observations

Selected Response Item

Read the poem 'When You Can Read'. Then answer the following.

Which of these sentences best describes the speaker of this poem?

  1. The speaker enjoys learning.
  2. The speaker enjoys going places.
  3. The speaker likes to make airplanes.
  4. The speaker likes to work in the kitchen.
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Correct Answer:
A

Assessment limit:
Conclusions about the narrator based on his or her thoughts and/or observations

Resources for Objective 3.A.3.f:
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