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Which sentence could be added to the last paragraph to provide the best conclusion for this essay?
Soon they would see their father.
Tony began to cry.
Then he remembered they would celebrate again next year.
Tony forgot that it was their friend Joe's birthday.
Read this sentence from paragraph 5:
In 1955, the Brooklyn Dodgers won the World Series.
Which of the following transitional words is BEST at the beginning of the sentence below?
Which of the following opinion statements are the MOST clear for the topic below?
Topic: Should fourth graders be allowed to have unlimited computer time? Why or why not?
Fourth graders love computer time.
Fourth graders should not have unlimited computer time.
In the morning or afternoon, it is fine for fourth graders to use computers.
Computer time can be bad for fourth graders.
Some parents believe fourth graders should not have any computer time.
Read the following writing prompt. Select the introductory paragraph that BEST answers the question and provides organized reasons that support the opinion.
Should fourth graders have homework on weeknights? Why or why not?
Students should have homework every night during the week for a few reasons. First, homework time each night gives students more practice with the day’s learning. Second, homework gives students something to do and helps keep them out of trouble. Lastly, homework provides students the extra time they may need to finish writing and reading assignments that they couldn’t finish in class.
Students have too much homework. I had to do a project that took me five nights to finish. This is just not fair. Don’t the teachers see that we are tired after a long school day? I can hardly stay awake during class anymore. There is just too much homework to do.
Students should have homework on weeknights. Once in a while, they deserve a break though. For example, on vacation or weekends they might want to spend time with their family or just rest. Watching television is a good way to pass the time. Also, playing board games is fun and challenging. Everyone should try Monopoly.
Students already work too hard. They work all day at school and then they have to do chores when they get home. First they have to help cook dinner, then they have to do the dishes, and then they have to take out the trash. Finally, they have to spend time with their families watching television or playing board games or maybe just talking. There really isn’t enough time to do homework at home.
Select the ideas that support the author’s opinion statement in the paragraph below:
Families should make their own pizza for dinner for many reasons. Pizza is a healthy food choice if the right toppings are chosen. Most people like the taste of pizza. Making your own pizza is cheaper than buying it. That is why families should make pizza instead of purchasing it.
Families should make their own pizza for dinner for many reasons.
Pizza is a healthy food choice if the right toppings are chosen.
Most people like the taste of pizza.
Making your own pizza is cheaper than buying it.
That is why families should make pizza instead of purchasing it.
Read Tanner’s opinion about drinking soda.
Soda pop tastes good; __________________ drinking too much of it can lead to health problems like weight gain. Which word or phrase best fills the blank to link Tanner’s opinion with the reason for his opinion?
in that case
in the same way
Read these sentences that Tabitha wrote to express her opinion about the desert in spring.
The desert in spring contains many beautiful sights. _____________ there are many species of wildflowers blooming such as dune sunflowers and sand verbena.
Which words BEST connect Tabitha’s opinion with her supporting information? Select all that apply.
Read the sentences below. Select the BEST words or phrases from the drop-down menu to complete each sentence.
Students should not be afraid to ask for help with their schoolwork. There are usually many people at a school such as teachers and even fellow students who are willing and able to help. Furthermore, many schools have programs such as cross-age tutoring where older students come to the library or office to meet with students who need help. ____________ , they may help show struggling students how to solve math problems or they may even edit and give feedback on a piece of writing.
In that case
In order to
Read the paragraph.
Sending thank you notes is a polite thing to do. When someone brings a gift to your birthday party, they have gone out of their way to go buy you a gift, and they spent their hard earned money to do so. They may have even made something for you by hand. People often go out of their way to help others by doing things like bringing soup when you are sick or by helping you do something difficult like fix your bike when it doesn’t work.
Select all the BEST concluding statements for the paragraph.
It is always a good idea to show you appreciate what others do for you.
You can help others when they need help too by doing things like carrying groceries, opening doors, and even doing yard work.
Buying things for people can be expensive, but saying thanks with a note is a simple act of gratitude.
Taking the time to sit down, write a note, and send it is a great way to show that you noticed what someone did for you.
Helping others is a wonderful way to show you care especially when someone is having a hard time.
Read the passage. Select examples of sensory details that create a picture in the reader’s mind.
The pirate captain stood near the stern of his ship as his crew worked hard around him. He wore a velvet eye patch and a golden nose ring. He sang a sea chanty that repeated the phrase “Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me!” A rainbow colored parrot, perched on the pirate’s shoulder, squawked along as if he too knew the song. The captain’s dreams were coming true. He had finally found the treasure map that he had looked for high and low, day after day. The clink of coins and the glitter of jewels filled the pirate’s mind as he sailed out toward the island called Emerald Cay.
near the stern of his ship
velvet eye patch
golden nose ring
A rainbow colored parrot
perched on the pirate’s shoulder