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Writing an Opinion (Sleep) (Grade 4)

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Writing an Opinion (Sleep)

1. 
If you're not getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night, you should be. Sleep is very important. Kids who get less than 8 hours of sleep a night show up to school tired. They have trouble paying attention. This causes their grades to drop. If they got enough sleep, this would not be a problem.

Which statement describes how the writer organizes this paragraph?
  1. The writer highlights a cause and its effects.
  2. The writer compares and contrasts two things.
  3. The writer includes details written in a sequential order.
  4. The writer lists the benefits and disadvantages of a topic.
2. 
If you're not getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night, you should be. Sleep is very important. Kids who get less than 8 hours of sleep a night show up to school tired. They have trouble paying attention. This causes their grades to drop. If they got enough sleep, this would not be a problem.

Read these sentences.
Kids who get less than 8 hours of sleep a night show up to school tired.                 they have trouble paying attention.

The writer wants to connect these two sentences. Which word/phrase should the writer use to fill in the blank?
  1. However
  2. Actually
  3. As a result
  4. In the meantime
3. 
If you're not getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night, you should be. Sleep is very important. Kids who get less than 8 hours of sleep a night show up to school tired. They have trouble paying attention. This causes their grades to drop. If they got enough sleep, this would not be a problem.

Which choice explains the purpose of the last sentence?
  1. The writer adds another detail to the paragraph.
  2. The writer adds another effect to the paragraph.
  3. The writer makes a connection to the main point.
  4. The writer makes a new argument about the topic.
4. 
If you're not getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night, you should be. Sleep is very important. Kids who get less than 8 hours of sleep a night show up to school tired. They have trouble paying attention. This causes their grades to drop. If they got enough sleep, this would not be a problem.

The writer wants to add a conclusion to this paragraph. Which sentence should the writer add?
  1. Doctors recommend that kids get 8 to 9 hours of sleep a night.
  2. Adults do not need to follow the same sleep schedule as kids do.
  3. It is very important that kids get at least 8 hours of sleep a night.
  4. Kids should not fall asleep while watching television or listening to music.
5. 
If you're not getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night, you should be. Sleep is very important. Kids who get less than 8 hours of sleep a night show up to school tired. They have trouble paying attention. This causes their grades to drop. If they got enough sleep, this would not be a problem.

What is the point of this paragraph?
  1. Kids need to get enough sleep each night.
  2. Kids who don't get sleep get bad grades in school.
  3. Parents should make their kids go to bed earlier at night.
  4. Teachers have to deal with students who do not go to bed on time.

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