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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Writing Questions

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Grade 8 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.8.2a
Teachers 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 Opinion Writing
Grade 8 Opinion Writing
Grade 8 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.8.1b
What do persuasive techniques do?
  1. Get a readers attention
  2. Emphasize a point
  3. Polish the writing
  4. All of the above
Grade 8 Opinion Writing
Grade 8 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, W.8.2d, W.8.3d
Grade 8 Opinion Writing
The overall feeling of a speech
  1. audience
  2. tone
  3. delivery
  4. purpose
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
Who the speaker delivers the speech to
  1. audience
  2. tone
  3. appearance
  4. purpose
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.6.1d, W.7.1d, W.8.1d

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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 Opinion Writing
Using the same words over and over again
  1. parallel structure
  2. sentence structure
  3. repetition
  4. recognition
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.
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