Combining Sentences
Deleting Sentences
Transitions
Revising
Topic Sentences
100

Combine the 2 sentences correctly. 


1) Hedgehogs are awake at night.

2) They sleep during the day. 

 A) Hedgehogs sleep during the day and at night. 

B) Hedgehogs are awake at night and sleep during the day. 

C) Not only are hedgehogs asleep at night, they are awake during the day. 

D) Hedgehogs are both awake and asleep.

What is B) Hedgehogs are awake at night and sleep during the day.
100
Which sentence should be deleted from the paragraph? 


1) Last year my class had a pet hedgehog named Rusty. 2) It was the first time I had ever seen a hedgehog. 3) My friend Emma also had a hedgehog. 4) Rusty was small and slept most of the day, so he made a good animal for our classroom.

What is sentence 3?
100
Which transition word or phrase could best be added to the 2nd sentence? 


1) We worked to get Rusty's cage ready. 2) We put in his dishes for food and water. 3) Then, we added an exercise wheel. 4) Finally, we put in a little box he could hide in during the day.

 A) First 

 B) However 

 C) Therefore 

 D) In conclusion

What is first?
100
What is the best way to revise the sentence? 


Looking for our lost dog all over the place, we were frustrated. 

 A) Looking for him all over the place we were frustrated. 

B) Our lost dog was frustrated, and we were looking for him all over the place. 

C) As we looked everywhere for our lost dog, we grew frustrated. 

D) We were frustrated looking for him.

C) As we looked everywhere for our lost dog, we grew frustrated.
100
Choose a good topic sentence for the following paragraph. 


He loves to run in the yard. When I throw sticks, he fetches them. On trips to the beach, he always splashes around in the water. 

 A) My dog, Spot, is a lot of work to care for. 

B) Spot, my dog, is very lazy. 

C) My dog, Spot, is a very playful dog. 

D) My dog, Spot, is my favorite pet I own.

C) My dog, Spot, is a very playful dog.
200
Combine the 2 sentences correctly. 


1) After two months I could play it perfectly. 

2) I still had to read the sheet music though.

 A) I could play it perfectly, I still had to read the sheet music after two months. 

B) After two months I could play it perfectly, but I still had to read the sheet music. 

C) After two months I could play it perfectly I still had to read it.

What is B) After two months I could play it perfectly, but I still had to read the sheet music.
200
Which sentence should be deleted from the paragraph? 


1) I started with choosing the music I would play at my piano recital. 2) I looked at all the pages in a piano book called "Classic Piano Songs For Everyone." 3) The radio was playing my favorite song. 4) With my teacher's help, I chose "Fur Elise," a beautiful piece by Beethoven.

What is sentence 3?
200
Which transition word or phrase could best be added to the 5th sentence? 


1) Yesterday, I went straight home to do my homework. 2) When I got there, my mom said I needed to walk the dog. 3)He stepped into a huge mud puddle and got all dirty. 4) When I got home, I had to give him a bath. 5) After his bath, I was able to start my homework. 

 A) Then

 B) In conclusion 

 C) However 

 D) Finally

What is finally?
200
What is the best way to revise the sentence? 


I forgot my permission slip because I couldn't go on the field trip. 

 A) I forgot my permission slip since I couldn't go on the field trip. 

B) Because I forgot my permission slip, I couldn't go on the field trip. 

C) I couldn't go on the field trip, and I forgot my permission slip. 

D) Since I couldn't go on the field trip, I forgot my permission slip.

B) Because I forgot my permission slip, I couldn't go on the field trip.
200
Choose a good topic sentence for the following paragraph. 


We walked around the park seeing all the different sights. The first spot we stopped was the dog trot house where Sam Houston used to live. There were rooms upstairs for the children. There was even a stranger room attached to the house. 

 A)The Sam Houston Museum was my favorite field trip. 

B) The kitchen had an open flame that was used to cook all the meals. 

C) Last week, my class took a bus to the Sam Houston Museum. 

D) We walked around a steamboat house that used to be Sam Houston's house.

C) Last week, my class took a bus to the Sam Houston Museum.
300
Combine the 2 sentences. 


1) The king became tired of war. 

2) He would not let his men use weapons. 

 A) The king became tired of war and would not let his men use weapons. 

B) Because the king became tired of war, and he would not let his men use weapons. 

C) The king became tired of war, he would not let his men use weapons.

What is A) The king became tired of war and would not let his men use weapons.
300
Which sentence should be deleted from the paragraph? 


1) Many people grow their own vegetables in a garden. 2) They can grow corn, squash, cucumbers, and a lot of other vegetables. 3) They can use these vegetables in their kitchen when cooking dinner. 4) Some people grow roses and daisies also.

What is sentence 4?
300
Which transition word or phrase could best be added to the 3rd sentence? 


1) We were going to Sam Houston Museum for our field trip. 2) I was so anxious to leave. 3) We had to wait for the buses to arrive. 

 A) First 

 B) Then

 C) After 

 D) However

What is however?
300
What is the best way to revise the sentence? The movie was playing while I fell asleep on the couch.

 

A) While I fell asleep on the couch the movie was playing. 

B) The movie was playing, I fell asleep on the couch. 

C) While the movie was playing, I fell asleep on the couch. 

D) The movie was playing because I fell asleep on the couch.

C) While the movie was playing, I fell asleep on the couch.
300
Choose a good topic sentence for the following paragraph. 


The first step is to brainstorm ideas for your essay. After brainstorming, you need to plan and organize your writing. Next, write a rough draft. After you have completed your rough draft, you need to revise and edit your paper. The last step is to write a final draft to be published. 

 A) Writing an essay is a long process. 

B) The writing process can be done in five steps. 

C) If you want to write a recipe, you have to follow these easy steps. 

D) Writing can be a lot of fun.

B) The writing process can be done in five steps.
400
Combine the 2 sentences correctly. 


1) I had to walk five miles to school. 

2) I missed the bus this morning. 

 A) I missed the bus this morning, I had to walk five miles to school. 

B) Since I missed the bus this morning, I had to walk five miles to school. 

C) I missed the bus this morning so I had to walk five miles to school. 

D) Because I had to walk five miles to school, I missed the bus this morning.

What is B) Since I missed the bus this morning, I had to walk five miles to school.
400
Which sentence should be deleted from the paragraph? 


1) Dogs come in many different colors and sizes. 2) Some dogs can be black, white, brown, or a mixture of these colors. 3) Most dogs like to play fetch. 4) Dogs can be small or very big.

What is sentence 3?
400
Which transition word or phrase could best be added to the 2nd sentence? 


1) Danny is a very helpful student. 2) He always lets the teacher know who is absent for the day. 

 A) However 

 B) Then 

 C) For example 

 D) After

What is for example?
400
What is the best way to revise the sentence? 


I made the winning touchdown while the crowd went wild. 


A) While the crowd went wild, I made the winning touchdown. 

B) When I made the winning touchdown, the crowd went wild. 

C) When the crowd went wild, I made the winning touchdown. 

D) I made the winning touchdown, the crowd went wild.

B) When I made the winning touchdown, the crowd went wild.
400
Choose a good topic sentence for the following details. 


Fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, eggs, bacon, waffles, pancakes, biscuits 

 A) It is important to eat healthy foods for breakfast. 

B) Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 

C) There are many different breakfast foods to choose from. 

D) My favorite meal of the day is lunch.

C) There are many different breakfast foods to choose from.
500
Combine the 2 sentences correctly. 


1) Sara is afraid of heights. 

2) She will not go on the roller coaster.

 A) She will not go on the roller coaster, because Sara is afraid of heights. 

B) Sara is afraid of heights, she will not go on the roller coaster. 

C) Because Sara is afraid of heights, she will not go on the roller coaster. 

D) Sara is afraid of heights and she will not go on the roller coaster.

What is C) Because Sara is afraid of heights, she will not go on the roller coaster.
500
Which sentence should be deleted from the paragraph? 


1) I love to go to the carnival for the delicious food. 2) My favorite ride is the spinning teacups. 3) I like to eat hot dogs on a stick and eat funnel cakes as a dessert. 4) My favorite dessert to buy is the cotton candy. 5) I like to buy the pink cotton candy.

What is sentence 2?
500
Which transition word or phrase could best be added to the 2nd sentence? 


1) My brother runs fast. 2) My brother has won every race on the playground this year. 

 A) As a result 

 B) Otherwise 

 C) However 

 D) Besides

What is as a result?
500
What is the best way to revise the sentence? 


I didn't know my score on the test, I felt I did a good job. 

 A) Although I didn't know my score on the test, I felt I did a good job. 

B) However I didn't know my score on the test, I felt I did a good job. 

C) I good job I felt I did on the test, although I didn't know my score. 

D) I did a good job on the test, however I didn't know my score.

A) Although I didn't know my score on the test, I felt I did a good job.
500
Choose a good topic sentence for the following details. 


Texas regions, Texas Indians, Texas Government, SFA Colony, The Battle of the Alamo, Statehood 

 A) The history of the United States is very important to our country. 

B) My favorite subject in school is Math and Science. 

C) There are many topics we learn about in Texas history. 

D) Social Studies is a fun subject to learn about in school.

C) There are many topics we learn about in Texas history.
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