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Common Core Standard W.9-10.3a Questions

Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.

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Grade 10 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.9-10.3a, W.9-10.3b
Read the sample thesis statement below and choose which piece of evidence from the essay would best support the controlling idea.

"Work in the city life attracted people from all around the world only for it to prove wretched when they arrived."
  1. "And this is the story--a true one: Susie L_____ was a beautiful girl of seventeen, the daughter of a farmer in western New York. " (paragraph 3)
  2. "The prices there paid are of the best that are paid in the city; Susie received a dollar a day." (paragraph 4)
  3. "They bend over their work with aching backs and throbbing brows; sharp pains dart through their eyeballs; they breathe an atmosphere of death." (paragraph 2)
  4. "Three months had not passed before she found her strength unequal to the task, and thereafter she rode to and fro in the streetcars." (Paragraph 4)
Grade 10 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.9-10.3a
Which of the following is NOT a method for opening a narrative?
  1. Tell a joke
  2. Tell a story
  3. Give a statement
  4. Describe an event

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