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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    Transitions or signal words are words that show the connection between ideas. For instance, comparison words tell us that the author is pointing out how two things are similar. Comparison words include: like, likewise, just, equally, in like manner, in the same way, alike, similarity, similarly, just as, as in a similar fashion. For instance, if an author write, "Edwin and Keon are equally excited about school," Then the author is telling us how Edwin and Keon are the same.


    Which of the following (multiple correct) words tell us that an author is comparing two things.

    answer choices

    likewise

    for example

    once

    similarly

    just as

  • Question 2
    120 seconds
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    Which of the following words does not tell me the author is going to compare, or point out a similarity between two subjects.

    answer choices

    however

    alike

    as in a similar fashion

    equally

    just

  • Question 3
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    Contrast words signal a change in the direction of the writer's thought. These signal words tell you that the author is pointing out a difference between two things. The following are contrast words: but, however, in contrast, yet, differ, difference, variation, still, on the contrary, conversely, otherwise, on the other hand. Which statement below is a contrast.

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    Kendal plays basketball in the same way as Lavar.

    Christine like strawberry ice cream, Gabriel, on the contrary likes fudge ripple ice cream.

    The next step is to pour the liquid from the cylinder to the beaker

    Antonio curses because it annoys Mrs.B

  • Question 4
    180 seconds
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    Which of the following are signal words that show comparison or contrast? (choose more than one answer)

    answer choices

    because

    still

    on the contrary

    likewise

    next

  • Question 5
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    Which of the following is a signal word that shows comparison?

    answer choices

    on the contrary

    variation

    however

    in the same way

  • Question 6
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    Q.

    Which of the following is a signal word for cause and effect?

    answer choices

    for this reason

    as opposed to

    such as

    problem

  • Question 7
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following is a signal word for compare and contrast?

    answer choices

    to illustrate

    similar to

    first, second...

    because of

  • Question 8
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following is a signal word for cause and effect?

    answer choices

    as well as

    consequently

    to begin with

    solution

  • Question 9
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following is a signal word for compare and contrast?

    answer choices

    if....then...

    after

    compared with

    first...second

  • Question 10
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following is a signal word for cause and effect?

    answer choices

    such as

    also

    instead of

    this led to....so..

  • Question 11
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following is a signal word for compare and contrast?

    answer choices

    on the other hand

    as a result of

    most important

    next

  • Question 12
    120 seconds
    Q. What text structure is the signal word like used in?
    answer choices
    Chronological Order
    Cause and Effect
    Description
    Compare and Contrast
  • Question 13
    120 seconds
    Q. What text structure is the signal word as a result used in?
    answer choices
    Chronological Order
    Cause and Effect
    Problem and Solution
    Compare and Contrast
  • Question 14
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    Q. What text structure is the signal word similar used in?
    answer choices
    Chronological Order
    Cause and Effect
    Problem and Solution
    Compare and Contrast
  • Question 15
    120 seconds
    Q. Identify the signal word in the following sentence:
    Because Jaylin had lost his wallet, his friend, Jalen, bought his lunch.
    answer choices
    Lost
    Because
    Bought
    Had
  • Question 16
    120 seconds
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    Which of the following is an addition signal word?

    answer choices

    consequently

    also

    both

    however

  • Question 17
    120 seconds
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    Which word is NOT an addition signal word?

    answer choices

    another

    in addition

    on the other hand

    what's more

  • Question 18
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    What type of signal word is similar?

    answer choices

    compare

    addition

    contrast

    cause/effect

  • Question 19
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    What type of signal word is consequently?

    answer choices

    compare

    addition

    contrast

    cause/effect

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