School Improvement in Maryland

Answer Key Reading Grade 5 Public Release Items - Released March 2009

MSA Item Number Answer Grade Objectives Assessed
1 B 5 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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2 A 5 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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3 C 5 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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4 D 5 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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5 A 5 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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6 D 5 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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7 C 5 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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8 B 5 2.A.4.d Summarize or paraphrase
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9 5 2.A.6.b Identify and explain additions or changes to format or text features that would make the text easier to understand
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10 C 5 2.A.4.c State and support main ideas and messages
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11 5 2.A.4.f Identify and explain relationships between and among ideas such as comparison/contrast, cause/effect, sequence/chronology
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12 D 5 2.A.4.i Identify and explain how someone might use the text
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13 5 2.A.4.c State and support main ideas and messages
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14 C 5 2.A.4.g Draw conclusions and inferences and make generalizations and predictions from text
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15 A 5 3.A.2.b Identify and explain how graphic aids such as pictures and illustrations, punctuation, print features contribute to meaning
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16 B 5 3.A.6.d Summarize
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17 C 5 3.A.7.b Identify and explain specific words and phrases that contribute to meaning
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18 D 5 3.A.3.d Analyze characterization
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19 5 3.A.3.c Identify and describe the setting and the mood and explain how the setting affects the characters and the mood
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20 A 5 3.A.3.e Identify and explain relationships between and among characters, setting, and events
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21 A 5 3.A.3.e Identify and explain relationships between and among characters, setting, and events
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22 5 3.A.3.e Identify and explain relationships between and among characters, setting, and events
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23 B 5 3.A.3.g Identify and describe the narrator
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