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Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 4

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 c. State and support main ideas and messages

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

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read the article 'Brainy Birds' and answer the following question.

What other title would show the main idea of this article? Explain how your title would show the main idea. In your response, use information from the article that supports your explanation.


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Resources for Objective 2.A.4.c:
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