School Improvement in Maryland

Answer Key Reading Grade 7 Public Release Items - Released March 2009

MSA Item Number Answer Grade Objectives Assessed
1 C 7 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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2 B 7 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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3 C 7 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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4 C 7 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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5 A 7 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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6 C 7 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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7 D 7 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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8 B 7 2.A.4.c State and support main ideas and messages
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9 7 2.A.4.c State and support main ideas and messages
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10 D 7 2.A.2.b Analyze graphic aids that contribute to meaning
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11 A 7 2.A.4.a Identify and explain the author's/text's purpose and intended audience
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12 7 2.A.4.i Explain how someone might use the text
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13 B 7 2.A.4.c State and support main ideas and messages
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14 7 2.A.5.a Analyze specific word choice that contributes to the meaning and/or creates style
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15 B 7 2.A.5.a Analyze specific word choice that contributes to the meaning and/or creates style
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16 D 7 3.A.3.d Analyze characterization
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17 7 3.A.6.e Explain the implications of the text for the reader and/or society
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18 C 7 3.A.7.a Analyze how specific language choices contribute to meaning
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19 A 7 3.A.3.d Analyze characterization
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20 7 3.A.6.a Analyze main ideas and universal themes
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21 C 7 3.A.7.c Analyze figurative language that contributes to meaning and/or creates style
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22 A 7 3.A.7.a Analyze how specific language choices contribute to meaning
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23 7 3.A.3.e Analyze relationships between and among characters, setting and events
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24 B 7 3.A.6.a Analyze main ideas and universal themes
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