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Common Core Standard CCRA.W.1 Questions

Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

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Grade 4 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
Grade 4 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.3.1a, W.4.1a, W.5.1a
Grade 5 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.3.1d, W.4.1d, W.5.1d
In the conclusion of a persuasive piece, the writer asks the reader to:
  1. stop reading
  2. take action
  3. believe him
  4. change the facts
Grade 8 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.8.1
What is persuasive writing?
  1. Writing that promotes the well being of a society
  2. Writing that attempts to fill the gap on a readers needs
  3. Writing that tries to convince the reader of the writer's argument
  4. Writing that makes the reader feel as if they are missing something they should have
Grade 3 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.3.1c, W.4.1c, W.5.1c
I am writing to complain about my recent purchase. I purchased a box of your Strawberry Chews. Your company is called the Chewiest, Berriest Candy Company. You promise to have the chewiest and most berry-flavored candy around. However, when I opened the box and took a bite of the candy, it was neither chewy nor berry-flavored. Instead, my box was full of hard, lemon-flavored candies. As a customer, I was really hoping for a box of chewy strawberry candy as the name Strawberry Chews suggests. I was very disappointed.

Which two sentences show an example of the writer's use of a linking word to connect opinions and reasons?
  1. I am writing to complain about my recent purchase.
  2. I purchased a box of your Strawberry Chews.
  3. Your company is called the Chewiest, Berriest Candy Company.
  4. You promise to have the chewiest and most berry-flavored candy around.
  5. However, when I opened the box and took a bite of the candy, it was neither chewy nor berry-flavored.
  6. Instead, my box was full of hard, lemon-flavored candies.
  7. As a customer, I was really hoping for a box of chewy Strawberry candy as the name Strawberry Chews suggests.
  8. I was very disappointed.
Grade 9 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.9-10.1b
When you provide supporting details, what are you providing the reader with?
  1. a summary of a text
  2. evidence of the claim
  3. a thesis statement
  4. information they don't need
Grade 8 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.6.1d, W.7.1d, W.8.1d

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The writer is considering adding a sentence to the essay. Which sentence could best be added to the essay while still maintaining the formal style?
  1. If you don't help, you can't yelp when you don't like what's going on.
  2. So here's what I'm thinking -- we need more students to get involved.
  3. Student participation is an essential component of a successful school fundraiser.
  4. Don't sit back. Get off your duff and get involved!
Grade 8 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.6.1c, W.7.1c, W.8.1c
Which sentences show the writer using words and phrases to show the relationship among claims and reasons?
  1. Last year, the student government sponsored one school-wide event each month.
  2. More than 50 percent of the students in our school attended at least four of these events.
  3. In addition, programs like the peer tutoring program and the summer intern bulletin board are organized by student government committees and supported by student government fundraisers.
  4. At least 40 percent of the school's students take advantage of one of these programs as well.
  5. Yet only 10 percent of the school's students are active in student government or serve on committees.
  6. Effective student government requires the involvement of as many students as possible.
  7. We can't keep these programs going without your help.
  8. So, if you aren't already involved in student government, think about joining.
Grade 9 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.9-10.1
Who developed the Three Pillars of Persuasion?
  1. Achilles
  2. Aristotle
  3. Zeus
  4. Apollo
Grade 7 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.7.1b
The term 'evidence' can be defined as:
  1. something easily recognized
  2. the information used to make a judgement
  3. something that will happen in the future
  4. an object which helps a writer
Grade 8 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.8.1b
If you loved your class, you would bring your book everyday!


This is an example of ...
  1. Analogy
  2. Appeal to Reason
  3. Understatement
  4. Emotional Appeal
Grade 8 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.8.1b
Grade 8 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.6.1b, W.7.1b, W.8.1b

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How does the writer add relevant facts?
  1. The writer add percents to show how many students are currently involved.
  2. The writer explains what students need to do.
  3. The writer presents a new idea to increase student participation.
  4. The writer does not include relevant facts.
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