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2013, Grade 10 English Language Arts

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Reporting Category: Reading Comprehension
Topic: 14 - Poetry
Standard: ELA.K-12.R.1.03 - Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Standard: ELA.K-12.R.1.03 - Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.


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Based on the poem, explain the relationship between the city of Sparta and its soldiers. Support your answer with relevant and specific information from the poem.

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 the relationship between the city of Sparta and its soldiers. The response includes relevant and specific information from the poem.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of the relationship between the city of Sparta and its soldiers. The response includes relevant but often general information from the poem.
2 The response is a partial explanation of the relationship between the city of Sparta and its soldiers. The response includes limited information from the poem and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of the relationship between the city of Sparta and its soldiers. The response includes little or no information from the poem and may include misinterpretations.
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.

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