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Elementary ELA: Writing Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Identify the following writing style used in this poem by Emily Dickinson titled 'Summer Shower'':

'A drop fell on the apple tree,

Another on the roof,

And made the gables laugh,

The breezes brought dejected lutes,

And bathed them in the glee;

And signed the fete away.'

Question 2 2. Identify the style of writing in the following excerpt from the editorial board of The New York Times: 'At every opportunity since they took over the House in 2011, Republicans have made it clear that they have no interest in reaching a compromise with the White House.'

Question 3 3. What is the structure of a story?

Question 4 4. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 5 5. A printer is useful in which stage of the writing process?

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Question 6 6. This tool indicates errors with a green line in Word.

Question 7 7. Which element of effective writing instruction helps students organize their thoughts before they begin putting them into a paragraph or essay?

Question 8 8. Why is drafting a key element of effective writing instruction?

Question 9 9. What is research?

Question 10 10. What question might a student ask himself about a source for research?

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Question 11 11. In coherent writing, each paragraph begins with what kind of sentence to give it focus?

Question 12 12. What devices are used to connect ideas in sentences and from paragraph to paragraph?

Question 13 13. Solve which of the following is MOST similar to the concept of a student penning a new ending to a story.

Question 14 14. Determine which is the BEST technique for a teacher to employ when first introducing the concept of collaborative writing to a class.

Question 15 15. When you give an author credit, either internally or at the end of the document, what have you done?

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Question 16 16. What can you do to minimize instances of plagiarism in your class?

Question 17 17. When do teachers pull students for small group instruction during writer's workshop?

Question 18 18. Which is true about writing instruction?

Question 19 19. When students write on self-published websites, they can write

Question 20 20. Using technology to teach writing benefits students EXCEPT

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Question 21 21. A _____ is a place to incubate ideas.

Question 22 22. Which tool can be used during a writing celebration?

Question 23 23. The goal of this type of _____ writing is to explain an idea or concept while incorporating details for support.

Question 24 24. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

Question 25 25. What are the steps of the writing process?

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Question 26 26. Which element of effective writing instruction gives students the opportunity to practice writing often?

Question 27 27. Which of the following elements is an important aspect of note-taking for elementary students?

Question 28 28. In coherent writing, which of the following words serves as a transitional device that shows time?

Question 29 29. Establish which method of collaborative writing would probably MOST appeal to left-brained students who usually prefer math and science to arts and literature.

Question 30 30. What is it called when you write a different version of an author's words in your own words?

Elementary ELA: Writing Skills Chapter Exam Instructions

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