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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Writing Questions

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Grade 4 Narrative Essays CCSS: CCRA.L.3
Which sentence helps readers form a detailed picture in their minds?
  1. The great baking smell in the house made us get to the kitchen really quickly.
  2. The delicious smell of baking cookies brought us racing eagerly to the kitchen.
  3. The wonderful smell of something baking in the oven brought us together fast.
  4. The smell of stuff that was cooking in the kitchen called all of us there very fast.
Grade 4 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
The purpose of persuasive text is to                
  1. inform
  2. convince
  3. entertain
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.3, RL.4.2, W.4.3a
These sentences from a story are in the wrong order.

(1)Farmers grow them on their farms. (2)People eat the roots and leaves of the turnip plant. (3)People plant them in their home gardens. (4)The roots are white balls that grow under the ground.

Which sentence needs to be first in the story?
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
Grade 4 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.4.2a
Jetta is using the following sentences to write a report about pets in the White House.
(1)Many U.S. presidents and their families have owned pets.
(2)Creatures from parrots to tigers have made a home at the White House.
(3)He also made room for raccoons, a bobcat, a goose, a bear, and a hippo!
(4)Calvin Coolidge had dogs, cats, and birds.

What order should Jetta place her sentences?
  1. 1, 2, 4, 3
  2. 3, 4, 1, 2
  3. 2, 4, 1, 3
  4. 4, 1, 2, 3
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.4.2a
Choose a good topic sentence for these details.

In almost 100 years only about twelve white tigers have been seen in India.
They are almost extinct. Most of the ones living are in zoos, not in their natural habitat.
  1. The white tiger's diet consists mostly of deer and antelope.
  2. White tigers have white fur, blue eyes, and a pink nose.
  3. White tigers are extremely difficult to find in the wilderness.
  4. White tigers are still hunted in the wilderness today.
Grade 4 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.3.1a, W.4.1a, W.5.1a
In the beginning of a persuasive piece, the writer states his...
  1. facts
  2. opinion
  3. summary
  4. inference
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.4.3a
These sentences from a story are in the wrong order.

(1)Farmers grow them on their farms. (2)People eat the roots and leaves of the turnip plant. (3)People plant them in their home gardens. (4)The roots are white balls that grow under the ground.

Which sentence needs to be first in the story?
  1. 1
  2. 3
  3. 2
  4. 4
Grade 4 Revising and Editing

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What is the error in sentence 5?
  1. Cent is spelled incorrectly.
  2. Graham is spelled incorrectly.
  3. Sandwichs is spelled incorrectly.
  4. Correct as is.
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.4.3a
Choose the sentence that would be the best topic sentence for the paragraph.

We love to play the same sports. We love to play video games and watch movies. We both can hardly wait for pizza every Friday night. It's great to have a brother who is just like me.
  1. My big brother and I are best friends.
  2. My big brother and I are four years apart.
  3. My big brother is the oldest of my four brothers.
  4. My big brother is a firefighter.
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
All children should be required to play a sport. Playing a sport helps children stay healthy. Children also learn important skills, such as how to be a team player. From soccer to gymnastics, there are plenty of sports children can enjoy.

Which detail does not help support the main point of the paragraph?
  1. All children should be required to play a sport.
  2. Playing a sport helps children stay healthy.
  3. Children also learn important skills, such as how to be a team player.
  4. From soccer to gymnastics, there are plenty of sports children can enjoy.
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.4.3b, W.5.3b, W.6.3b, W.7.3b
In dialogue, for every new speaker the writer begins a new                 .
  1. paragraph
  2. punctuation mark
  3. quotation mark
  4. sentence
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.4.3d
A synonym can enhance your writing.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.4.3b
Identify the sentence that best completes this paragraph.

My friend's mom let me help them make a batch of sugar cookies. We followed all of the steps carefully and then put the cookies in the oven.                                                                     .
They were delicious and I decided making cookies was fun.
  1. I really like chocolate chip cookies but they are very messy.
  2. When they were done she let us taste the first ones out of the oven.
  3. The oven has to be very hot to bake a cake.
  4. Making cookies is hard work.
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
All children should be required to play a sport. Playing a sport helps children stay healthy. Children also learn important skills, such as how to be a team player. From soccer to gymnastics, there are plenty of sports children can enjoy. As they play them, they'll make new friends. They'll also get their hearts pumping and muscles moving.

Which sentence from the paragraph best supports the main point?
  1. All children should be required to play a sport.
  2. Playing a sport helps children stay healthy.
  3. From soccer to gymnastics, there are plenty of sports children can enjoy.
  4. As they play them, they'll make new friends.
Grade 4 Writing
During the                 stage, you turn your notes into sentences.
  1. brainstorming
  2. drafting
  3. writing
  4. editing
Grade 4 Writing
A personal narrative tells a true story that has happened to you in the past.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
All children should be required to play a sport. Playing a sport helps children stay healthy. Children also learn important skills, such as how to be a team player. From soccer to gymnastics, there are plenty of sports children can enjoy. As they play them, they'll make new friends. They'll also get their hearts pumping and muscles moving.

Read this sentence.
Children also learn important skills, such as how to be a team player.

The writer wants to include a detail to help support this sentence. Which detail could the writer add?
  1. Some sports are known as solo sports.
  2. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.
  3. It's easy for children to quit a sport if they decide they don't like it anymore.
  4. When playing, children must make decisions that are in the best interest of the team.
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.4.3a, W.5.3a, W.6.3a, W.7.3a, W.8.3a
Everything was fine in our tent in the backyard until two cats started battling in the woods behind my house. The sounds they made were like screams in the night, so Darius and I scrambled for the safety of my bedroom.

After reading the paragraph, decide which of the sentences would be a good topic sentence.
  1. Even camping in the backyard can be frightening.
  2. Every year, thousands of families camp during the summer months.
  3. I have a very small backyard, barely enough room to pitch a tent.
  4. Always be sure to camp with the proper clothing and supplies.
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
If you're not getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night, you should be. Sleep is very important. Kids who get less than 8 hours of sleep a night show up to school tired. They have trouble paying attention. This causes their grades to drop. If they got enough sleep, this would not be a problem.

Which choice explains the purpose of the last sentence?
  1. The writer adds another detail to the paragraph.
  2. The writer adds another effect to the paragraph.
  3. The writer makes a connection to the main point.
  4. The writer makes a new argument about the topic.
Grade 4 Writing Essays
Which introduction will grab the reader's attention?
  1. Have you ever been face to face with a grizzly bear? I have.
  2. I had a fun weekend.
  3. I have never ridden a bike before.
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