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MCAS QUESTION OF THE DAY:

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GRADE Grade 10
Download PDF Document 2013, SESSION ONE, READING SELECTION
Zoya fled from Afghanistan in the 1990s when her country was taken over by the Taliban, religious fundamentalists who denied women many individual rights. After arriving in Pakistan, she attended a school that had a much different philosophy. Read the excerpt from Zoya’s Story and answer the questions that follow.
 from Zoya’s Storyby Zoya with John Follain and Rita Cristofari
Students read an excerpt from Zoya’s Story and then answered questions 10 through 13 that follow.
Due to copyright restrictions, the selection cannot be released to the public over the Internet. For more information, see the copyright citation below.
Zoya’s Story by John Follain and Rita Cristofari. Copyright © 2002 by John Follain and Rita Cristofari. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

2013 Spring Release, English Language Arts - Grade 10
Download PDF Document Question 10 - Multiple-Choice

Reporting Category: Reading
Topic: 12 - Fiction
Standard: ELA.K-12.R.1.02 - Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Standard: ELA.K-12.R.1.02 - Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

 
What point does the narrator most strongly emphasize in paragraph 1?
 
 
 

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