School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 6

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. Analyze elements of narrative texts to facilitate understanding and interpretation

Objective e. Analyze relationships between and among characters, setting, and events

Assessment limit: In the text or a portion of the text or across multiple texts

Selected Response Item

Read the article titled 'Swamp Talk' and answer the following questions. Circle the letter of the correct answer.

Which phrase best describes the relationship between Billie Wind and Petang?

  1. a pet and his owner
  2. companions on a journey
  3. friends who guard each other
  4. an endangered animal and a protector
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Correct Answer:
B

Assessment limit:
In the text or a portion of the text or across multiple texts

Resources for Objective 3.A.3.e:
Lesson Seeds | SAMPLE ASSESSMENTS | Public Release Items |