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Writing an Opinion Piece (Sports) (Grade 4)

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Writing an Opinion Piece (Sports)

1. 
All children should be required to play a sport. Playing a sport helps children stay healthy. Children also learn important skills, such as how to be a team player. From soccer to gymnastics, there are plenty of sports children can enjoy.

Which choice best explains the point of this paragraph?
  1. The author wants to tell about different sports.
  2. The author wants to persuade children to play sports.
  3. The author wants to describe how to play particular sport.
  4. The author wants to show how playing sports is related to healthy eating.
2. 
All children should be required to play a sport. Playing a sport helps children stay healthy. Children also learn important skills, such as how to be a team player. From soccer to gymnastics, there are plenty of sports children can enjoy. As they play them, they'll make new friends. They'll also get their hearts pumping and muscles moving.

Which sentence from the paragraph best supports the main point?
  1. All children should be required to play a sport.
  2. Playing a sport helps children stay healthy.
  3. From soccer to gymnastics, there are plenty of sports children can enjoy.
  4. As they play them, they'll make new friends.
3. 
All children should be required to play a sport. Playing a sport helps children stay healthy. Children also learn important skills, such as how to be a team player. From soccer to gymnastics, there are plenty of sports children can enjoy. As they play them, they'll make new friends. They'll also get their hearts pumping and muscles moving.

Read this sentence.
Children also learn important skills, such as how to be a team player.

The writer wants to include a detail to help support this sentence. Which detail could the writer add?
  1. Some sports are known as solo sports.
  2. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.
  3. It's easy for children to quit a sport if they decide they don't like it anymore.
  4. When playing, children must make decisions that are in the best interest of the team.
4. 
All children should be required to play a sport. Playing a sport helps children stay healthy. Children also learn important skills, such as how to be a team player. From soccer to gymnastics, there are plenty of sports children can enjoy.

Which detail does not help support the main point of the paragraph?
  1. All children should be required to play a sport.
  2. Playing a sport helps children stay healthy.
  3. Children also learn important skills, such as how to be a team player.
  4. From soccer to gymnastics, there are plenty of sports children can enjoy.
5. 
All children should be required to play a sport. Playing a sport helps children stay healthy. Children learn important skills, such as how to be a team player. From soccer to gymnastics, there are plenty of sports children can enjoy.

Read this sentence.
Children learn important skills, such as how to be a team player.

The writer wants to connect this sentence to the sentence before it. Which choice shows how the writer can do that?
  1. However, children learn important skills, such as how to be a team player.
  2. For example, children learn important skills, such as how to be a team player.
  3. Additionally, children learn important skills, such as how to become a team player.
  4. First and foremost, children learn important skills, such as how to become a team player.
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