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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Writing Questions

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Grade 9 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.5, W.9-10.5
When you write, using sentences of varying lengths makes your writing
  1. more appealing.
  2. more unified.
  3. more coherent.
  4. more formal.
Grade 9 Writing Essays
The                  states the main topic of the paragraph.
  1. topic sentence
  2. controlling idea
  3. factual details
  4. conclusion
Grade 9 Expository Essays
Grade 9 Expository Essays
Which of the following is NOT an example of expository writing?
  1. Science textbook
  2. A recipe
  3. Brochure
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.9-10.1b
When you provide supporting details, what are you providing the reader with?
  1. a summary of a text
  2. evidence of the claim
  3. a thesis statement
  4. information they don't need
Grade 9 Writing Essays
All of the following are useful skills for writing an expository essay, except:
  1. the writer provides supporting details.
  2. the writer includes engaging dialogue between characters.
  3. the writer organizes the body of the text.
  4. the writer states the main idea clearly.
Grade 9 Writing Essays
Which of the following statements BEST describes expository writing?
  1. Expository writing seeks to explain or inform the reader about a subject.
  2. Expository writing is a form of writing that exposes the readers to different types of literary genres.
  3. Expository writing is mainly used in plays to expose the actors to the play and the vision of the director.
  4. Expository writing is a form of writing that exposes readers to the life of an author.
Grade 9 Journalism
Grade 9 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.9-10.2b
What needs to go right after each example that you use?
  1. Another example
  2. Explanation
  3. Insight
  4. Conclusion
Grade 9 Writing Essays
Which answer is not a part of the process for outlining a paragraph?
  1. choose a topic
  2. brainstorm
  3. proofread your work
  4. create a topic sentence
Grade 9 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.9-10.1
Many state food stamp programs now allow individuals to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers' markets. This practice supports local farmers and allows individuals who utilize the program to purchase larger amounts of food.

Which piece of evidence best supports the writer's claim?
  1. In some areas, farmers' markets operate year-round.
  2. Eating organic produce comes with significant health benefits.
  3. Fruits and vegetables are often priced lower than at local grocery stores.
  4. State food stamp programs provide incentives to encourage farmers to participate.
Grade 9 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.9-10.1
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