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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Writing Essays Questions

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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 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 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.
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.4.2c

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What phrase can the author use to link the two ideas below?

You should have a routine that you do every time you receive the ball at the charity stripe (free throw line). You might dribble with your left hand, spin the ball, and then shoot, or maybe you take one dribble, pass the ball around your body, take one dribble with each hand, and then get ready to shoot.
  1. In addition,
  2. For instance,
  3. In order to,
  4. However,
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.4.2b

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In which section does the writer best support a reason with facts and details?
  1. Get Fouled
  2. Perform Your Pre-Shot Routine
  3. Bend Your Knees
  4. Tuck Your Elbows
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.4.2, W.4.2a

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How does the author organize the piece?
  1. using headings
  2. using paragraphs
  3. using time
  4. using alphabetical order
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2c, W.4.2c, W.5.2c

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Which two sentences from the following paragraph show how the author uses linking words to connect ideas?

Another way to play is to split up into two teams. Put shoes, sticks, or any marker you can find three feet apart. This will create your goal. You don’t need a goalie because it is easy to defend. It is also hard to score in this game. Pass the ball around your team. Avoid your enemies. Try to get to the goal. This helps you play more contained. You will not take any long rocket shots.
  1. Another way to play is to split up into two teams.
  2. Put shoes, sticks, or any marker you can find three feet apart.
  3. This will create your goal.
  4. You don’t need a goalie because it is easy to defend.
  5. It is also hard to score in this game.
  6. Pass the ball around your team. Avoid your enemies.
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.4.2e

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The writer failed to include a conclusion. Which would make the best conclusion for this passage?
  1. Good luck and happy shooting!
  2. If you follow these steps, you are likely to shoot a successful free throw.
  3. Most people have trouble shooting free throws well.
  4. Remember: Practice makes perfect!
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.4.2d

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Which word or phrase is NOT an example of the writer's use of topic-specific words in the passage?
  1. charity stripe
  2. dribble
  3. spin
  4. routine
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.4.2

Some people think that humans will one day live in space, either on the Moon or Mars. What do you think life will be like in space?
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
Should teachers give homework over the weekend? Why or why not?
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2
Everyone is unique. Even though you may have a lot of things in common with your friends, you are still very different. Write a paper in which you compare yourself to one of your friends.
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
Should teachers give students homework? Why or why not?
Grade 4 Writing Essays
You're an expert on many things. Write about something you think you know about better than any of your friends.
Grade 4 Writing Essays
Winter - Snowman

Oh no! The blizzard of the century hit your town. You were snowed in for a week. Describe your experience.
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2
Birthdays. Holidays. Anniversaries. People give gifts for many different occasions. Write a guide to help people choose the perfect gift for someone.
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.4.2
Astronauts are people who travel into space. Would you like to be an astronaut? Why or why not?
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.4.2

Some people think there are aliens in space. What do you think aliens look like?
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.4.2

If you could travel to any planet in space, which planet would you choose?
Grade 4 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
Pluto used to be a planet. However, it was demoted in 2006. Should Pluto be a planet? Why or why not?
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