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Writing Essays Questions - All Grades

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Grade 6 Writing Essays
In the body of your paper, each paragraph should
  1. be well organized.
  2. have a topic sentence with supporting details.
Grade 8 Writing Essays
What does it mean to use explicit textual evidence?
  1. read between the lines
  2. use the information directly from the text
  3. break down the information
  4. add your own personal thoughts to the information read
Grade 9 Writing Essays
The                  states the main topic of the paragraph.
  1. topic sentence
  2. controlling idea
  3. factual details
  4. conclusion
Grade 9 Writing Essays
Grade 9 Writing Essays
All of the following are useful skills for writing an expository essay, except:
  1. the writer provides supporting details.
  2. the writer includes engaging dialogue between characters.
  3. the writer organizes the body of the text.
  4. the writer states the main idea clearly.
Grade 9 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.9-10.1b
When you provide supporting details, what are you providing the reader with?
  1. a summary of a text
  2. evidence of the claim
  3. a thesis statement
  4. information they don't need
Grade 9 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.9-10.2b
What needs to go right after each example that you use?
  1. Another example
  2. Explanation
  3. Insight
  4. Conclusion
Grade 9 Writing Essays
Which of the following statements BEST describes expository writing?
  1. Expository writing seeks to explain or inform the reader about a subject.
  2. Expository writing is a form of writing that exposes the readers to different types of literary genres.
  3. Expository writing is mainly used in plays to expose the actors to the play and the vision of the director.
  4. Expository writing is a form of writing that exposes readers to the life of an author.
Grade 9 Writing Essays
One method for creating an introduction paragraph is:
  1. Inverted triangle format
  2. Thesis statement
  3. Anecdote
  4. All of the above
Grade 4 Writing Essays
Which introduction will grab the reader's attention?
  1. Have you ever been face to face with a grizzly bear? I have.
  2. I had a fun weekend.
  3. I have never ridden a bike before.
Grade 9 Writing Essays
Which answer is not a part of the process for outlining a paragraph?
  1. choose a topic
  2. brainstorm
  3. proofread your work
  4. create a topic sentence
Grade 4 Writing Essays
Which two details are not related to the same topic as the rest?
  1. I went apple picking.
  2. I like pumpkins, too.
  3. I grow tomatoes at home.
  4. There were all different types of apples to choose from.
  5. I went with my family on the weekend.
  6. I liked the green ones the best.
  7. I got to climb into the trees to reach more apples.
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