Supporting Details: Definition & Examples


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What are supporting details?

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1. What should all the supporting details relate to?

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

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Strong writers support their opinions with details. Use these practice questions to see how much you've learned about the different details and explanations you can use to improve your writing.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Definition of supporting detail
  • Use of explanations in supporting details
  • Purpose of comparing and contrasting
  • Which kind of supporting details work best for persuasive essays

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define terms such as supporting details, comparing and contrasting
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you understood the most important information about using supporting details in writing
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what all supporting details must relate to

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Supporting Details: Definition & Examples for more information. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Define supporting details
  • Know which kinds of details work best in different kinds of writing
  • Understand how to connect details and explanations to an essential part of the paragraph