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Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 5

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 1.0 General Reading Processes

Topic E. General Reading Comprehension

Indicator 4. Use strategies to demonstrate understanding of the text (after reading)

Objective b. Identify and explain what is directly stated in the text

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

Selected Response Item

Read the story ''A Candlelit Holiday'' and answer the following question.

Floats were originally made from _____.

  1. Flowers
  2. Plastic
  3. Banana leaves
  4. Lighted candles
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Correct Answer:
C

Selected Response Item

Read the story ''A Candlelit Holiday'' and answer the following question.

Which question does the article answer?

  1. What materials are used to build the floats?
  2. How many people attend Floating Leaf Cup Day?
  3. Why do the floats continue to hold a lighted candle?
  4. What is the most popular food sold at the celebration?
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Correct Answer:
A

Resources for Objective 1.E.4.b:
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