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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Writing Questions

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Grade 8 :: Writing by plannergrad
I use the term "text structure" a lot when discussing how one should organize their thoughts for greater comprehension. The three main text structures one should always organize content around are:
  1. graphic organizer, make predictions, sequence of events
  2. cause and effect, compare and contrast, accessing prior knowledge
  3. compare and contrast, scaffolding, make predictions
  4. cause and effect, compare and contrast, sequence of events
Grade 8 :: Writing by tutorleigh
What is a topic?
  1. the main idea of a text
  2. supporting details in a text
  3. the central point of a text
  4. a broad idea repeated several times in a text
Grade 8 :: Writing by kellyrelston
Which of the following is a part of the editing step of the writing process?
  1. reorganizing ideas and checking for completeness
  2. sharing your work with others
  3. correcting errors and making a clean copy
  4. organizing and sorting through ideas
Grade 8 :: Writing by kellyrelston
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 8 :: Writing by Surfaafitch24
If you loved your class, you would bring your book everyday!


This is an example of ...
  1. Analogy
  2. Appeal to Reason
  3. Understatement
  4. Emotional Appeal
Grade 8 :: Opinion Writing by MissLee123
Why is it important to address opposing point of views within your argumentative essay?
  1. because it is a part of the process of argument
  2. because doing this will help you meet the page length requirement for your essay
  3. because if you do not then your readers may become angry
  4. because you want to be able to refute in your essay what the opposing sides argue
Grade 8 :: Writing by Surfaafitch24
Do you want to get your bones their healthiest? Buy our product if you do!

This type of persuasion is...
  1. Appeal to Authority
  2. Rhetorical Question
  3. Emotional Appeal
  4. All of the above
Grade 8 :: Writing by kellyrelston
Grade 8 :: Writing by Surfaafitch24
Grade 8 :: Writing by kellyrelston
The writing process involves four basic steps. Which of the following steps would be the final step?
  1. prewriting
  2. revising and proofreading
  3. publishing and presenting
  4. drafting and discovery
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