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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2011, Grade 6 English Language Arts

  Question 6: Open-Response  
Explain the different ways Turtle persuades other characters in the play to do what he wants. Support your answer with important details from the play.

Scoring Guide and Sample Student Work
Select a score point in the table below to view the sample student response.

ScoreDescription
4 The response is a clear, complete, and accurate explanation of how Turtle persuades the other characters in the play to do what he wants. The response includes important details from the play.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of how Turtle persuades the other characters in the play to do what he wants. The response includes relevant but often general details from the play.
2 The response is a partial explanation of how Turtle persuades the other characters in the play to do what he wants. The response includes limited details from the play and may include misinterpretations or inaccuracies.
1 The response is a minimal explanation of how Turtle persuades the other characters in the play to do what he wants. The response includes few or no details from the play and may include misinterpretations or inaccuracies.
OR
The response relates minimally to the task.
0 The response is incorrect or irrelevant or contains insufficient information to demonstrate comprehension.

Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 4.

Grade 6 English Language Arts

Question 6: Reading and Literature
Question 17: Reading and Literature

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Last Updated: January 13, 2014
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