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Second Grade (Grade 2) Writing Essays Questions

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Grade 2 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.2.2
Eliza is writing about her pet cat Whiskers.

Whiskers loves to sleep on my bed every night. When I try to kick him off the bed, he meows loudly. He likes to snuggle right by my feet. Some cats like to sleep on cushions. Whiskers purrs when he sleeps on my bed. Sometimes it keeps me up at night.

Eliza wants to add another detail to her paragraph. Which detail would be best for Eliza to add?
  1. Whiskers is a gray, fluffy cat.
  2. Whiskers keeps my feet warm.
  3. I have had Whiskers since I was a baby.
  4. I like to feed Whiskers treats before bedtime.
Grade 2 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.2.2
Eliza is writing about her pet cat Whiskers.

Whiskers loves to sleep on my bed every night. When I try to kick him off the bed, he meows loudly. He likes to snuggle right by my feet. Some cats like to sleep on cushions. Whiskers purrs when he sleeps on my bed. Sometimes it keeps me up at night.

Which sentence does Eliza use to introduce her topic?
  1. Whiskers loves to sleep on my bed every night.
  2. When I try to kick him off the bed, he meows loudly.
  3. Whiskers purrs when he sleeps on my bed.
  4. Sometimes it keeps me up at night.
Grade 2 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.2.2
Eliza is writing an informative paragraph.

Whiskers loves to sleep on my bed every night. I try to kick him off the bed. He meows loudly. He likes to snuggle right by my feet. Some cats like to sleep on cushions. Whiskers purrs when he sleeps on my bed. Sometimes it keeps me up at night.

What is her paragraph about?
  1. her cat Whiskers
  2. going to bed at night
  3. how her cat sleeps on her bed
  4. her stuffed animal named Whiskers
Grade 2 Writing Essays
Eliza is writing about her pet cat Whiskers.

Whiskers loves to sleep on my bed every night. When I try to kick him off the bed, he meows loudly. He likes to snuggle right by my feet. Some cats like to sleep on cushions. Whiskers purrs when he sleeps on my bed. Sometimes it keeps me up at night.

Eliza wants to add a conclusion to her paragraph. Which sentence would make the best conclusion?
  1. Whiskers is a fluffy, gray cat.
  2. Cats can purr really loud sometimes.
  3. Even so, I like it when Whiskers sleeps with me.
  4. Sometimes my mom lets Whiskers sleep on her bed.
Grade 2 Writing Essays
Eliza is writing about her pet cat Whiskers.

Whiskers loves to sleep on my bed every night. When I try to kick him off the bed, he meows loudly. He likes to snuggle right by my feet. Some cats like to sleep on cushions. Whiskers purrs when he sleeps on my bed. Sometimes it keeps me up at night.

Which sentence does NOT belong with the others?
  1. Whiskers loves to sleep on my bed every night.
  2. When I try to kick him off the bed, he meows loudly.
  3. He likes to snuggle right by my feet.
  4. Some cats like to sleep on cushions.
Grade 2 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.2.2
Eliza is writing about her pet cat Whiskers.

Whiskers loves to sleep on my bed every night. I try to kick him off the bed. He meows loudly. He likes to snuggle right by my feet. Some cats like to sleep on cushions. Whiskers purrs when he sleeps on my bed. Sometimes it keeps me up at night.

Eliza wants to combine the following sentences:
I try to kick him off the bed. He meows loudly.

What is the best way to combine the two sentences?
  1. He meows loudly, so I try to kick him off the bed.
  2. When I try to kick him off the bed, he meows loudly.
  3. I try to kick him off the bed because he meows loudly.
  4. Whiskers meows loudly and I try to kick him off the bed.
Grade 2 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.2.3


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Grade 2 Writing Essays
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