# Grade 7 Stand-Alone Items 2010 & 2011. 11 Read the paragraph. Carla showed up for the basketball tryouts at her school. She was surprised to see 30 students.

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Grade 7 Stand-Alone Items 2010 & 2011

11 Read the paragraph. Carla showed up for the basketball tryouts at her school. She was surprised to see 30 students in the gym because she knew only 20 players would be selected for the team. While they were doing warm-ups, she was nervous because she knew the coaches were watching; she desperately wanted to make the team. As she became more confident during practice, she worked even harder. Carla was thrilled when tryout results were posted the next day, not only had she made the team but she was chosen as captain. What inference can you make about why Carla became of the team? _________________________________________________________________ 11 Read the paragraph. Carla showed up for the basketball tryouts at her school. She was surprised to see 30 students in the gym because she knew only 20 players would be selected for the team. While they were doing warm-ups, she was nervous because she knew the coaches were watching; she desperately wanted to make the team. As she became more confident during practice, she worked even harder. Carla was thrilled when tryout results were posted the next day, not only had she made the team but she was chosen as captain. What inference can you make about why Carla became of the team? _________________________________________________________________ Comprehension 3: Make or confirm inferences or predictions based on the text (Reading 2.1.5) 2011 1A 1-point response will provide the following correct answer: Example: She worked hard

12 Read the advertisement. What is being presented in the advertisement? A. Fact B. Opinion C. Metaphor D. Point of view 12 Read the advertisement. What is being presented in the advertisement? A. Fact B. Opinion C. Metaphor D. Point of view Critical Thinking 9: Analyze authors purpose and evaluate effectiveness for different audiences (includes fact/opinion; authors point of view, tone, and use of persuasive devices) (Reading GLEs 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4) 2011

12 Read the thesaurus entries below. The poised young girl marched to the stage and sang for the enthusiastic crowd. Which synonym could replace poised in the sentence above? Ο A. Synonym 1 Ο B. Synonym 2 Ο C. Synonym 3 Ο D. Synonym 4 12 Read the thesaurus entries below. The poised young girl marched to the stage and sang for the enthusiastic crowd. Which synonym could replace poised in the sentence above? Ο A. Synonym 1 Ο B. Synonym 2 Ο C. Synonym 3 Ο D. Synonym 4 poised adj. 1. Unprepared 2. Balanced 3. Confident 4. Motionless Comprehension 04: Understand and apply content vocabulary critical to the meaning of the text (Reading GLE 1.3.2) 2010

13 Which sentence contains an example of personification? Ο A. The feather fluttered gently to the ground. Ο B. The clock ticked as the seconds slowly went by. Ο C. The apple plopped to the ground as the wind blew it off the tree. Ο D. The motor hummed as the car drove smoothly down the highway. 13 Which sentence contains an example of personification? Ο A. The feather fluttered gently to the ground. Ο B. The clock ticked as the seconds slowly went by. Ο C. The apple plopped to the ground as the wind blew it off the tree. Ο D. The motor hummed as the car drove smoothly down the highway. Literary Analysis 05: Demonstrate understanding of literary elements and devices (genres; story elements such as plot, character and setting; simile; metaphor; alliteration; personification; problem/resolution) and graphic elements (Reading GLEs 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.3) 2010

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