School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 7

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 5. Analyze purposeful use of language

Objective a. Analyze specific word choice that contributes to the meaning and/or creates style

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read "Tackling the Trash" and answer the following question.

The houseboat headquarters for Chad's team was named The Miracle. Is The Miracle an appropriate name for the houseboat? In your response, use information from the article that supports your answer. Write your answer on your answer document.


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Resources for Objective 2.A.5.a:
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