School Improvement in Maryland

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 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Indicator 6. Determine important ideas and messages in literary texts

Objective f. Explain the implications of the text for the reader and/or society

Assessment limit: Ideas and issues of a text that may have implications for the reader

Selected Response Item

Read the passage titled 'Captain Kate' and answer the following questions. Circle the letter of the correct answer.

After reading this passage, a reader might think mostly about—

  1. supporting family
  2. admitting to faults
  3. making new friends
  4. taking responsibility
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Correct Answer:
D

Assessment limit:
Ideas and issues of a text that may have implications for the reader

Resources for Objective 3.A.6.f:
Lesson Seeds | SAMPLE ASSESSMENTS |