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What is the word that tells you are going to write an expository?
EXPLAIN

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(5) I was uncomfortable in small spaces, and afraid that we might get lost. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 5? A Delete the comma B Change and to I was C Change we to you D No change is needed in sentence 5.
A Delete the comma

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How are the following words spelled when changed to the plural form? half loaf shelf self
half - halves loaf - loaves shelf - shelves self - selves

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What is the predicate of the following sentence? All of the townspeople ran from the burning building.
ran from the burning building is the predicate

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(14) Ordering and selling cookies helps girls get better in important ways. Look at sentence 14. The phrase get better does not express what Samantha was trying to say. Which word could BEST replace get better and help Samantha improve the meaning of this sentence? A mature B improve C prepare D think
A mature

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Have a member of your team draw out your graphic organizer.

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(11) My heart raced, but I kept putting one foot in front of the other. (12) As we walked, the ceiling dropped lower and lower untill we had to crawl on our hands and knees. (13) The smaller the opening got, the more anxious I felt. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 12? A Change dropped to droped B Change untill to until C Change hands and knees to hand’s and knee’s D Make no change
B Change untill to until

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What is the plural form for the following words? fish sheep deer moose
Stays the same fish sheep deer moose

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What is the subject of the following sentence? Dogs, cats, and turtles make the best pets.
Dogs, cats, and turtles is the subject

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(8)In the early days Girl Scouts sold only original sandwich, chocolate mint, and shortbread cookies. (9) There are many interesting flavors available, including lemon, peanut butter, and caramel. Samantha needs to add a transition word or phrase to help her readers move from sentence 8 to sentence 9. Which transition could BEST be added to the beginning of sentence 9? A After all B Today C At first D Then
B Today

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What is the first thing you should complete after you draw your graphic organizer?
Thumbnail Sketch

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What is the first thing you should do after your graphic organizer has been drawn?
make a list AND put your word of the day in the ENDING

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What is the plural form of the following words? woman man child tooth mouse foot
women men children teeth mice feet

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What should your passages look like before you go to the questions?
They should have changes made in the sentences.

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(1) Some kids look forward to summer vacation. (2) Others can’t wait for spring and the start of baseball season. (3) My favorite time of year comes shortly after the winter holidays. (4) One day I’ll notice a girl sitting at a table in front of the grocery store. (5) As I walk by, she will politely ask, “Would you like to buy some cookies?” (6) At that point I jump for joy. Samantha wants to add a sentence to the end of her first paragraph (sentences 1–6). Which sentence could she add to clearly state the central idea of her paper? A I jump higher than you can imagine. B She is talking to me, and I know it’s here! C Girl Scout cookie season has finally arrived! D Spring break and winter holidays are nothing compared with this.
C Girl Scout cookie season has finally arrived!

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Look at the following example: There are people in our lives who are special to us. Sometimes this person is a teacher or coach, a parent, a brother or sister, or even a friend. THINK about the people you care about. WRITE about one person who has been important to you. Explain what makes that person special. What is the word of the day for this paper??
important OR special

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(18) I was surprised at how peaceful it felt. (19) Dad suggested that we sit on a rock. (20) And turn off our headlamps. (21) Up to that moment I had never experienced total darkness. What is the correct way to write sentences 19 and 20? A Dad suggested that we sit on a rock, we turned off our headlamps. B Dad suggested that we sit on a rock and turn off our headlamps. C Dad suggesting that we sit on a rock and turn off our headlamps. D Sentences 19 and 20 are correct in the paper. Page
B Dad suggested that we sit on a rock and turn off our headlamps.

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This word means to give a synonym for the word. Look at the sample questions below: Which word would best _______ the words get better?
REPLACE

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What does CUPS stand for?
Capitalization Usage Punctuation Spelling

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(25) Jennifer Sharpe’s story shows that the Girl Scout cookie program is accomplishing its goals. (26) That’s why I love Girl Scout cookies. Samantha wants to add a conclusion to her paper. Which of the following could BEST follow sentence 26 and close this paper? A They don’t just taste good. They also do good things for girls. B They’re so tasty. C And I’m so proud of Jennifer Sharpe. She’s amazing! D Let’s go buy them!
A They don’t just taste good. They also do good things for girls.

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Where should you have your word of the day in an expository paper?
Topic Sentence Main Idea 1 Main Idea 2 Conclusion

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(29) Slowly we began to crawl. (30) We traveled the same path, but this time I felt different. What is the correct way to write sentences 29 and 30? A Slowly we began to crawl, we traveled the same path, but this time I felt different. B Slowly we began to crawl. Traveling the same path, but feeling different this time. C Slowly we began to crawl, and travel the same path. But feeling different this time. D Sentences 29 and 30 are correct in the paper.
D Sentences 29 and 30 are correct in the paper.

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This word means to put a sentence AFTER another.
FOLLOW

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What is the best way to complete the STAAR Writing Test? A. finish as fast as I can B. go back and forth between editing & revising and writing my paper C. guess the answer instead of trying hard to figure it out D. leave answers blank because I don't know them
B. Finish one story of multiple choice, then start my graphic organizer Go back and check my first story, then do the second story Go back and check my graphic organizer, then start my rough draft And so on...

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(11) The tasty cookies sell for about $3.50 a box. (12) More than 200 million boxes are sold each year, which adds up to more than $700 million a year for the Girl Scouts! (13) But leaders say that raising money isn’t the only reason Girl Scouts sell cookies. (14) Ordering and selling cookies helps girls get better in important ways. (15) Each girl learns how to operate a small business, manage customers, and set financial goals. (16) These skills can help them become self-assured and resourceful businesswomen in the future. Samantha would like to add the following sentence to the third paragraph (sentences 11–16). In fact, some of today’s most successful businesswomen say they got their start by selling Girl Scout cookies. Where is the BEST place to insert this sentence? A At the beginning of the paragraph B After sentence 13 C At the end of the paragraph D This sentence should not be added to the paragraph.
C At the end of the paragraph