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Common Core Standard L.6.3a Questions

Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*

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Grade 6 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.6.3, L.6.3a
Which sentence is a simple sentence?
  1. We like to eat cheese.
  2. We like to eat cheese, although some cheeses are disgusting.
  3. In the mornings, we like to eat cheese on our eggs and toast.
  4. In the mornings, before we go to school, we like to eat cheese.
Grade 6 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.6.3, L.6.3a
Which option correctly combines the following two simple sentences to create a compound sentence?

Marisol plays the harp.
She is not very good.
  1. Marisol plays the harp, but she is not very good.
  2. Marisol is not very good at playing the harp.
  3. When she plays the harp, Marisol is not very good.
  4. Although she is not very good, Marisol plays the harp.
Grade 6 Subject-Verb Agreement CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.6.3, L.6.3a
Which is the BEST way to combine the following sentences?

Chandra bought the puzzle. She wrapped the puzzle.
  1. Chandra bought the puzzle, and wrapped the puzzle.
  2. Chandra bought and wrapped the puzzle.
  3. Chandra wrapped the puzzle after she bought the puzzle.
  4. Wrapping the puzzle, Chandra bought it.
Grade 6 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.6.3, L.6.3a
Which option correctly combines the following two simple sentences to create a compound sentence?

I like cats.
Orange-striped cats are my favorite.
  1. Even though dogs are cute, I like cats and orange-striped cats are my favorite.
  2. I like cats and orange-striped cats are my favorite.
  3. Orange-striped cats are my favorite cats.
  4. I like orange-striped cats.
Grade 6 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.6.3, L.6.3a
Identify the simple sentence in the following paragraph.

A) Janie likes to eat ice cream, but her mom never buys any. B) She says ice cream has too much sugar and fat. C) Even though she respects her mom, Janie went behind her back and bought some ice cream at the store. D) Thankfully, Janie's dad helped her finish the ice cream before her mom found out.
  1. Janie likes to eat ice cream, but her mom never buys any.
  2. She says ice cream has too much sugar and fat.
  3. Even though she respects her mom, Janie went behind her back and bought some ice cream at the store.
  4. Thankfully, Janie's dad helped her finish the ice cream before her mom found out.
Grade 6 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.6.3, L.6.3a
Too many simple sentences can make your writing...
  1. Choppy
  2. Unsophisticated
  3. Simplistic
  4. All of the above

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