Effective paragraphs provide information to the reader in clear, concise ways that aid comprehension.
This section of the test includes 50 multiple choice questions to be completed within 55 minutes.
The questions focus on English grammar and usage, with an emphasis on capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Congratulations - you have completed.
Question 1 Which of these sentences contains a grammatical error? A The poodle had to be rescued after it leapt into the rushing stream.
B The dog had been overeager to reach a yellow tennis ball that its owner had thrown. C Unfortunately, the ball was swept into some rapids, and then the poodle heads after it.
The correct answer is C. All verb tenses in a sentence must follow both logic and context. If an event is described as happening in the past, then all events described afterwards should also be described using the past tense unless the author redefines the time frame.
Question 2 Read the paragraph. InMarie and Pierre Curie discovered the existence of radium and polonium while researching a radioactive mineral known as pitchblende. On April 20,the Curies successfully isolated radioactive radium salts in their laboratory in Paris. Which sentence best concludes this paragraph?
A Marie and Pierre married inmarking the beginning of a scientific partnership that would achieve world renown. C One year after isolating radium, they would share the Nobel Prize in physics with French scientist A.
Henri Becquerel for their groundbreaking investigations of radioactivity. D The term radioactivity, which describes the phenomenon of radiation caused by atomic decay, was in fact coined by Marie Curie. The best concluding sentence will continue to discuss their accomplishments regarding these experiments, while also providing additional, relevant information that brings the topic of the paragraph to a close.
The other options offer additional, unrelated biographical information that is not relevant to this specific paragraph. Question 3 Which of the following provides the clearest, most concise version of the sentence? B Tara could not fall asleep the whole night due to the bothering washing machine and its noise.
This sentence is the shortest and most concise version. It has the fewest words and the clearest meaning. Question 4 Which of these sentences is punctuated correctly? B He got his nickname as a child while working, as a luggage carrier, at the Mobile train depot.
C His constant absence from school coupled with a shoplifting conviction got him sent to a reform school in Mount Meigs Alabama. D It ended up being a lucky break, since it was there that Leroy learned to pitch, after leaving the school, he turned pro and began his professional athletic career.
The correct answer is A. Every comma in this choice is used correctly. Choice D is a run-on sentence. Question 5 Read these sentences. Which revision most clearly combines the two sentences?
A Few settlers chose to live in Nevada after the United States acquired the territory at the end of the Mexican War in In Daily Paragraph Practice, students focus on one weekly topic and write a daily paragraph using one of the four prompts.
Each prompt represents a different type of writing--descriptive, persuasive, narrative, and expository--and is designed for upper elementary and middle school students.
The correct answer is (C). The paragraph focuses on the Curies’ discoveries, specifically radium and polonium. The best concluding sentence will continue to discuss their accomplishments regarding these experiments, while also providing additional, relevant information that brings the topic of the paragraph to a .
ive your students the structured practice and instruction they need to become strong writers without losing the creative spirit that makes writing fun!
Good writing skills are essential for effective communication. Learning to write well takes time and practice. Be sure to leave yourself enough time for all of these steps.
Paragraph writing prompts, such as Explain why _____ is your favorite activity, encourage students to develop a topic sentence, write supporting sentences in a proper order, use transition words to achieve coherency, and conclude their paragraphs .
English Language Learners (ELLs) can have a wide variety of needs in their reading and writing instruction. Some students may read and write fluently in their native language while others will enter the classroom with little or no prior literacy instruction.