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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Writing Questions

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Grade 8 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.6.1d, W.7.1d, W.8.1d
The writer is considering adding a sentence to the essay. Which sentence could best be added to the essay while still maintaining the formal style?
  1. If you don't help, you can't yelp when you don't like what's going on.
  2. So here's what I'm thinking -- we need more students to get involved.
  3. Student participation is an essential component of a successful school fundraiser.
  4. Don't sit back. Get off your duff and get involved!
Grade 8 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.8.1
What is persuasive writing?
  1. Writing that promotes the well being of a society
  2. Writing that attempts to fill the gap on a readers needs
  3. Writing that tries to convince the reader of the writer's argument
  4. Writing that makes the reader feel as if they are missing something they should have
Grade 8 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.6.1b, W.7.1b, W.8.1b
How does the writer add relevant facts?
  1. The writer add percents to show how many students are currently involved.
  2. The writer explains what students need to do.
  3. The writer presents a new idea to increase student participation.
  4. The writer does not include relevant facts.
Grade 8 Writing CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.8.3
Grade 8 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.8.8
  1. To take credit for someone else's work
  2. To lie about researched facts
  3. To make up facts used in your own work
  4. To give someone else credit for your work
Grade 8 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.6.1c, W.7.1c, W.8.1c
Which sentences show the writer using words and phrases to show the relationship among claims and reasons?
  1. Last year, the student government sponsored one school-wide event each month.
  2. More than 50 percent of the students in our school attended at least four of these events.
  3. In addition, programs like the peer tutoring program and the summer intern bulletin board are organized by student government committees and supported by student government fundraisers.
  4. At least 40 percent of the school's students take advantage of one of these programs as well.
  5. Yet only 10 percent of the school's students are active in student government or serve on committees.
  6. Effective student government requires the involvement of as many students as possible.
  7. We can't keep these programs going without your help.
  8. So, if you aren't already involved in student government, think about joining.
Grade 8 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.8.1b
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 CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.8.1b
Grade 8 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.6.1e, W.7.1e, W.8.1e
What type of concluding statement does the writer use?
  1. a rhetorical question
  2. a call to action
  3. a personal commitment
  4. a promise to follow-up
Grade 8 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.8.8
Why is it necessary to cite the sources you use?
  1. To avoid committing plagiarism
  2. To give credit to the work of the original authors or creators
  3. Because my teacher requires it
  4. All of the above are correct
Grade 8 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.8.8
You are writing a report on Cleopatra. Which source below will provide the most authoritative information on your topic?
  1. The Shakespeare play, "Antony and Cleopatra"
  2. Personal web page created by a fan of Cleopatra
  3. "Discovering Collection," one of the library's databases
  4. Wikipedia entry on Cleopatra
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