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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Writing Questions

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Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
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.
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 CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
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. 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.
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1b
Read the topic sentence below.
** Washing your hands is a good way to avoid catching a cold.
Which sentence is a detail that best supports the topic sentence above?
  1. Many Americans get the flu every year.
  2. When you wash your hands, you get rid of germs.
  3. Some people carry tissues with them.
  4. If you catch a cold, you'll likely get a stuffy nose.
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
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.
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 CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
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 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.
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.4, W.3.4, W.4.4, W.5.4, W.6.4, W.7.4, W.8.4
What is the part of the writing process when the most writing takes place?
  1. prewriting
  2. first draft
  3. second draft
  4. editing
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
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.

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.
Grade 4 Writing
A personal narrative tells a true story that has happened to you in the past.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3c, W.4.3c, W.5.3c
Which word below is NOT a signal word that shows transition or sequence in text?
  1. First
  2. Next
  3. Before
  4. Grade
Grade 4 Writing
The main part of the letter.
  1. body
  2. closing
  3. greeeting
  4. heading
  5. signature
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.4.2b
Read part of Carol's presentation on continents.

(1)Continents are the largest pieces of land on Earth. (2)In the past people said there were seven continents. (3)Today many people think of two of them as one, making six instead of seven. (4)The continents are surrounded by water just as islands are. (5)However, continents are many times larger than islands.

Which sentence from the presentations tells how islands and continents are different?
  1. 1
  2. 3
  3. 4
  4. 5
Grade 4 Writing
Read the definition below.

Noun: a force that pulls objects toward each other.

Which of the following words is defined above?
  1. capabilities
  2. friction
  3. gravity
  4. inquiry
Grade 4 Writing
The                 stage is when you make the final changes to your piece.
  1. brainstorming
  2. drafting
  3. revising
  4. editing
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.5, CCRA.L.3, W.4.5, L.4.3
Mrs. Carpenter wanted to add an imperative sentence to the first paragraph. She decided to add the sentence "Don't throw away anything." Was her decision correct?
  1. Yes. Mrs. Carpenter is commanding you not to throw away things that maybe used.
  2. Yes. Mrs. Carpenter likes to boss people around.
  3. No. Mrs. Carpenter should have used a question mark at the end of the sentence.
  4. No. Mrs. Carpenter should have used a comma instead.
Grade 4 Writing
The                 stage is the first stage of the writing process.
  1. brainstorming
  2. presenting
  3. editing
  4. drafting
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
all the living and nonliving things in an area
  1. ecosystem
  2. fragile
  3. drought
  4. extinct
Grade 4 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.4.1
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.

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
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