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Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 5

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

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Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text

Indicator 4. Determine and analyze 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

Selected Response Item

Read this article titled "Snug in the Snow." Then answer the question below.

What is the main idea of paragraph 6 of this article?

  1. Snakes, turtles, and frogs are cold-blooded animals.
  2. Frogs cover themselves in mud to get out of the cold.
  3. Cold-blooded animals hibernate because they cannot warm themselves.
  4. Animals often hibernate in groups in sheltered places, like rotted-out logs.
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Correct Answer:
C

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read this article titled "Snug in the Snow." Then answer the question below.

Explain how the title "Snug in the Snow" helps a reader understand an important idea in this article. In your response, use information from the article that supports your explanation. Write your answer in the box below.

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