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Writing Essays Questions - All Grades

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Grade 4 Narrative Essays CCSS: CCRA.L.3
Which sentence helps readers form a detailed picture in their minds?
  1. The great baking smell in the house made us get to the kitchen really quickly.
  2. The delicious smell of baking cookies brought us racing eagerly to the kitchen.
  3. The wonderful smell of something baking in the oven brought us together fast.
  4. The smell of stuff that was cooking in the kitchen called all of us there very fast.
Grade 3 Persuasive Essays
Frank is writing a paragraph telling why dogs are great pets. He would want to include all of the following details in his paragraph, EXCEPT
  1. dogs are friendly.
  2. cats eat less than dogs.
  3. dogs are fun to play with.
  4. dogs are very loyal.
Grade 3 Persuasive Essays
Becca is writing a letter to her mother. She wants her mother to buy her a new computer. Which detail should she put in her letter to make her mother want to buy her the computer?
  1. I can do my homework on the computer.
  2. I can waste time playing games on the computer.
  3. Computers are very expensive.
  4. I don’t know how to use a computer.
Grade 3 Persuasive Essays
The bright sun can be dangerous. It is important to put on sunscreen before spending time in the summer sun. The ultraviolet rays from the sun can hurt your skin. Sunscreen protects your skin from these rays and helps keep your skin healthy.

What detail would the author of this paragraph NOT want to add to it?
  1. Those who do not use sunscreen can get sunburns.
  2. Many people who spend lots of time in the sun without sunscreen develop skin cancer.
  3. Sitting in the sun is a great way to get a nice, dark sun tan.
  4. Sunscreen comes in different “SPFs” which means there are different protection levels for your skin.
Grade 9 Writing Essays
The                  states the main topic of the paragraph.
  1. topic sentence
  2. controlling idea
  3. factual details
  4. conclusion
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 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 9 Expository Essays
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
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