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GACE Middle Grades ELA: Expository Writing Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Once they have taken over NASA, we believe that the aliens are planning to infiltrate the CIA. The aliens have been meeting in the middle of the night and current intelligence includes encrypted transmissions (see figure A) indicating such a plan.


In the excerpt above, what constitutes good evidence that the aliens are planning to infiltrate the CIA? why?

Question 2 2. What are supporting details?

Question 3 3.

Fructose from whole foods does not seem to be harmful. Consumption of whole fruit is associated with lower mortality.


The first sentence is the author's main argument, and the second is a piece of evidence. Pick the sentence that would connect the evidence to the argument.

Question 4 4. You have written an essay in which you claim that 'Southern Georgia was once the home to an underground civilization.' Which of the following provides the BEST evidence in order to convince your reader? Why?

Question 5 5. Imagine you're writing an essay about a character in a book. The character's name is Bob. You're arguing that Bob is angry at his friend, Joe. Which of the following quotations from the book could you bring up as evidence?

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Question 6 6. Why would you use an explanation for supporting details?

Question 7 7. You are writing a standardized test essay arguing that not everyone always gets what they deserve. Which of the following would be a good piece of supporting evidence?

Question 8 8. What is the purpose of comparing and contrasting two items?

Question 9 9. If you're writing an argumentation essay, what kind of supporting details are especially important?

Question 10 10. What should all the supporting details relate to?

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Expository Writing Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

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