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Grade 9 Expository Essays
Which of the following is NOT an example of expository writing?
  1. Science textbook
  2. A recipe
  3. Brochure
  4. None of the above
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 8 Conducting Research
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
Grade 9 Expository Essays
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 12 Writing Essays
The three basic parts of a paragraph include all of the following EXCEPT:
  1. a general idea or subject
  2. a main idea
  3. a thesis statement
  4. supporting details
Grade 12 Journalism
What is soft news?
  1. Any news story that is under 200 words
  2. A web publishing platform
  3. Any news story accessible on a mobile device
  4. A light news story intended to entertain
Grade 5 Writing Fiction
Read the paragraph from a narrative. Then answer the question.

The boat pitched from side to side. The sky grew darker, and the wind howled eerily through the trees. I looked around the boat, frantically searching for the paddle. Suddenly, I told Aaron to look out on the water where the paddle was floating.

Which sentence could be improved by adding dialogue?
  1. “The boat pitched from side to side.”
  2. “The sky grew darker, and the wind howled eerily through the trees.”
  3. “I looked around the boat, frantically searching for the paddle.”
  4. “Suddenly, I told Aaron to look out on the water where the paddle was floating.”
Grade 5 Writing Fiction
Read the dialogue from a narrative. Then answer the question.

“Alec and Katie,” Mom said, with a twinkle in her eye, “I have some news for you!”

“What is it?” I asked, impatiently.

Mom’s face broke into a giant smile. “Remember that trip to the beach we’ve been planning?”

What does the dialogue tell about the situation?
  1. The narrator is feeling annoyed with the question.
  2. The narrator’s mother doesn’t want to go the beach.
  3. The narrator doesn’t understand what his mother is saying.
  4. The narrator’s mother has planned a surprise vacation for her children.
Grade 4 Revising and Editing

This question is a part of a group with common instructions. View group »

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.
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