Essays/SARs
Literary Devices
Formal Writing
Sentence level
Misused and Abused

100

What are the 5 things every persuasive essay MUST contain?
What is a hook, thesis, reasons/supporting details, counter-argument, and a conclusion?

100

What kind of statement discusses the "other side" of the argument and why it is wrong in a persuasive paper?
What is a COUNTER-ARGUMENT?

100

Which sentence is INFORMAL: A:The honey badger is a species native to Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent; however, it is most dissimilar from other badger species due to its resemblance to the weasel. B:The honey badger can be found in Africa. It looks like a weasel-bear hybrid.
What is B, The honey badger can be found in Africa. It looks like a weasel-bear hybrid.?

100

These are conjunctions used to combine two sentences.
What is FANBOYS?

100

This is a contraction for "it is".
What is "it's"?

200

Which type of composition would you write if you were given this prompt? Write about your favorite season. Explain why it's your favorite season. Be sure to - * Clearly state your central idea.
What is expository?

200

Name one thing that you need in your 1st paragraph of a STAAR essay.
What is Thesis Statement, hook/attention-getter, preview of main points, transition?

200

Which is FORMAL writing? A: The dorsal side and head of the Emperor Penguin is black and sharply delineated from the white belly, pale-yellow breast, and bright-yellow ear patches. B:The Emperor Penguin has been hot in the news and even the box office! If you’re not sure what this lordly penguin looks like, it has a black head, bright-yellow spots around the ears, and a big ol’ white belly.
What is A: The dorsal side and head of the Emperor Penguin is black and sharply delineated from the white belly, pale-yellow breast, and bright-yellow ear patches?

200

To be a complete sentence, you must have what 2 things?
What is a subject and a verb?

200

This is the possessive form for the word "it".
What is "its"?

300

What type of composition would you write for this prompt? Write about someone you think is a hero. Explain why that person is a hero to you. Be sure to - * Clearly state your central idea.
What is expository?

300

This is comparing two unlike things using the words like or as.
What is simile?

300

Which is INFORMAL writing? A:The tiger (the largest of the cat species) is the third largest land carnivore. B:The tiger – the biggest cat of them all – is third in line to be the largest meat-eating animal in the world!
What is B: The tiger – the biggest cat of them all – is third in line to be the largest meat-eating animal in the world!

300

What is a way to fix a run-on sentence?
What is FANBOYS and a comma, recombine/re-word

300

This word is a pronoun used to refer to a place.
What is "there"?

400

What type of composition would you write for this prompt? "Write about your position on the teaching of banned books in public schools?"
What is persuasive?

400

This is clues or hints that something is going to happen.
What is foreshadowing?

400

Which is FORMAL writing: A: The customer was upset that his meal was unsatisfactory. B: The customer was mad that his burger tasted like crap.
What is A: The customer was upset that his meal was unsatisfactory?

400

You must use commas to separate items in a list of ________ or more.
What is three?

400

This word is the possessive form for the word "them" or "they". The toy was _______.
What is theirs?

500

What is the highest score you can get on an essay on STAAR?
What is 4?

500

This is comparing two unlike things using is, was, are or were.
What is a metaphor?

500

TRUE OR FALSE: Informal tends to be more conversational, as well as uses contractions, abbreviations, figures of speech, slang, and other colloquialisms.
What is TRUE?

500

We use commas before conjunctions Which is NOT the correct way to use a comma before a conjunction? A. We were hungry, so we grabbed a burger. B. He wanted to buy the new game, but he didn't have enough money. C. Do you want to ride your bike, or your scooter? D. I love to sing yet, I am not very good at it.
What is D? I love to sing yet, I am not very good at it.

500

This is a contraction for the words "they are".
What is "they're"?