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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Writing Questions

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Grade 5 Writing Fiction
Which part of a narrative shows the characters’ thoughts and feelings?
  1. Pacing
  2. Conclusion
  3. Sequence of events
  4. Dialogue and description
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 CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2b, W.4.2b, W.5.2b, W.6.2b
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 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.5, CCRA.L.3, W.5.5, L.5.3
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 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.5.7
If you were recording your family's oral history, who would be the best people to talk to?
  1. yourself
  2. only the children
  3. the oldest people in the family
  4. the youngest people in the family
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 5 Writing Fiction
How does pacing help improve a narrative?
  1. It helps the reader picture the setting.
  2. It helps establish the speed of the events.
  3. It tells the reader about the main conflict.
  4. It tells the reader what the characters are saying.
Grade 5 Writing
Which choice best combines the short sentences into a longer sentence?

Kids have many devices. They have smartphones and tablets. They have digital watches. These devices make it easier for them to connect.
  1. Kids have many devices that make it easier for them to connect, including smartphones, tablets, and digital watches.
  2. Kids have smartphones, tablets, and digital watches, which are devices that make it easier for them to connect.
  3. Kids have many devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and digital watches, that make it easier for them to connect.
  4. Kids have many devices, including smartphones, tablets, and digital watches, and these devices make it easier for them to connect.
Grade 5 Writing
Which choice best combines the short sentences into a longer sentence?

Musicians have entered into a lawsuit against an online video site. They allege the site steals their music. They do not receive any royalties from the music.
  1. Musicians have entered into a lawsuit against an online video site, alleging that the site steals their music and they do not receive any royalties.
  2. Musicians have entered into a lawsuit against an online video site and they allege that the site steals their music and that they do not receive any royalties from the music.
  3. After alleging that an online video site steals their music and that they do not receive any royalties from the music, musicians have entered into a lawsuit against an online video site.
  4. After alleging that they do not receive any royalties from their music and that an online video site steals their music, musicians have entered into a lawsuit against the online video site.
Grade 5 Writing
Which choice best combines the short sentences into a longer sentence?

Drinking diet soda has numerous negative effects. It can cause heartburn. It can create dental problems.
  1. Drinking diet soda has numerous negative effects, such as causing heartburn and creating dental problems.
  2. Drinking diet soda has numerous negative effects which include things such as causing heartburn and creating dental problems.
  3. Drinking diet soda has numerous negative effects and these negative effects include it can cause heartburn and create dental problems.
  4. Drinking diet soda has numerous negative effects, such as it can cause heartburn and it can create dental problems.
Grade 5 Writing
Which choice best combines the short sentences into a longer sentence?

Hurricanes are dangerous. They are dangerous because they produce high winds. They are also dangerous because they cause flooding.
  1. Hurricanes are dangerous and have high winds and flooding.
  2. Hurricanes have high winds and flooding that are dangerous.
  3. Hurricanes are dangerous because they produce high winds and cause flooding.
  4. Hurricanes are dangerous and they are dangerous because they produce high winds and flooding.
Grade 5 Writing
Which choice best combines the short sentences into a longer sentence?

Baby swans are also called cygnets. They have many predators. Many do not live for more than a few months.
  1. Baby swans, also called cygnets, have many predators.
  2. Baby swans, called cygnets, do not live for more than a few months.
  3. Baby swans, which are also called cygnets, have many predators and many do not live for more than a few months.
  4. Baby swans, called cygnets, have many predators, which means that many do not live more than a few months.
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