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Grade 5 Writing
April is beginning the lengthy process of choosing a college to attend. She is buying and reading guides to the best schools. She hasn't completely ruled out working for a year before attending college. She's checking out the many Websites that provide information for picking the right college or university. She's even researching the climate of the area of every school she considers.

Choose the sentence that should be removed from the paragraph.
  1. April is beginning the lengthy process of choosing a college to attend.
  2. She is buying and reading guides to the best schools.
  3. She hasn't completely ruled out working for a year before attending college.
  4. She's checking out the many websites that provide information for picking the right college or university.
  5. She's even researching the climate of the area of ever school she considers.
Grade 5 Writing
The passage below is a first draft that contains mistakes. Read the passage and then answer the question.

(1) I started playing football on a new team this year, our coach gave us a notebook with plays in it. (2) I looked at the pages, but I didn't understand anything. (3) The coach showed us the book and explained the drawings. (4) they were all X's, O's, and arrows. (5)When I looked at them, they just looked like someone had scribbled on the paper!

What is the best way to correct sentence 1?
  1. I started playing football on a new team this year. Our coach gave us a notebook with plays in it.
  2. I started playing football on a new team this year: our coach gave us a notebook with plays in it.
  3. I started playing football. On a new team this year, our coach gave us a notebook with plays in it.
  4. I started playing football on a new team this year. our coach gave us a notebook with plays in it.
Grade 5 Writing
Scientists are learning a great deal about the aging process. This knowledge will allow doctors to help their patients live longer and better lives. They will be able to defeat diseases associated with aging and perhaps even delay the onset of old age. Many doctors would agree that some medicines are much too expensive.

Choose the sentence that should be removed from the paragraph.
  1. Scientists are learning a great deal about the aging process.
  2. This knowledge will allow doctors to help their patients live longer and better lives.
  3. They will be able to defeat diseases associated with aging and perhaps even delay the onset of old age.
  4. Many doctors would agree that some medicines are much too expensive.
Grade 5 Vocabulary CCSS: RL.5.4

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After reading this passage, you can infer that a blessing is...
  1. An old poem
  2. An ominous saying
  3. A positive prayer
  4. A supportive person
Grade 5 Prefixes and Suffixes
Grade 5 Prefixes and Suffixes
Knowing the meaning of the prefix mis- helps you know that misdirect means:
  1. to direct wrongly
  2. the most direct
  3. someone who directs
  4. to direct before
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: RF.5.4, RF.5.4b
Grade 5 Prefixes and Suffixes
What does the suffix "able" mean?
  1. full of
  2. one who
  3. without
  4. able to
Grade 5 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: L.5.2
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
  1. The paper, scissors and pencils belong in the top drawer.
  2. The paper scissors, and pencils belong in the top drawer.
  3. The paper, scissors, and pencils belong in the top drawer.
  4. The paper, scissors, and pencils, belong in the top drawer.
Grade 5 Prefixes and Suffixes
What does understandable mean?
  1. without understanding
  2. able to understand
  3. cannot understand
  4. full of understanding
Grade 5 Text Elements CCSS: RI.5.7

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What can you learn about Valentine's Day gifts from the chart?
  1. Many of them come from California
  2. Chocolate is the biggest industry
  3. Flowers don't make much money
  4. There are many different types of gifts
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: RF.5.4, RF.5.4a
Grade 5 Vocabulary
Grade 5 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Grade 5 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: RI.5.1

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