Grammar
Grammar II
Vocabulary
Analyzing Craft & Structure
Argumentative Writing

100

Identify whether the sentence uses an ACTION or LINKING verb. 

- Astronauts can STAY busy with work.

A.) ACTION Verb

B.) LINKING Verb

 

B.) LINKING Verb

100

Identify whether the sentence uses an ACTION or LINKING verb. 

- Applicants COMPETE with one another to win a spot in the space program. 

A.) ACTION Verb

B.) LINKING Verb

A.) ACTION Verb

100

Which meaning below best explain what a NUANCE is:

A.) Words that have the same basic meaning 

B.) The action of intentionally doing something. 

C.) The subtle shade of meaning between two words.

D.) When one word has the opposite meaning for a different word. 

C.) The subtle shade of meaning between two words.

100

Directions: Read the passage below. Then, answer the questions that follow. 

Thomas Jefferson was one of the most, complex thinkers who ever lived. He was an architect, an inventor, a writer, and a philosopher. And he also loved gadgets! He built his own extremely complicated (and extremely accurate) clock! 

1.) Where in the passage does the author introduce the topic? 

ANSWER: First sentence: Thomas Jefferson was one of the most, complex thinkers who ever lived. 

100

What is the HOOK in an argumentative writing? 

A.) The problem/struggle in the passage.

B.) It's the most important statement in your writing.

C.) It's your main opinion.

D.) It is the sentence(s) that tries to grab the reader's attention.

D.) It is the sentence(s) that tries to grab the reader's attention.

200

Identify the following examples below as one of the following:

The middle school student has left their chromebook.

A.) PRESENT

B.) PRESENT PERFECT

C.) PAST                

D.) PAST PERFECT

E.) FUTURE      

F.) FUTURE PERFECT

B.) PRESENT PERFECT

200

Identify the following examples below as one of the following:

By next weekend, she will have gained some confidence.

A.) PRESENT

B.) PRESENT PERFECT

C.) PAST                

D.) PAST PERFECT

E.) FUTURE      

F.) FUTURE PERFECT

F.) FUTURE PERFECT

200

Explain the meaning of the root word: SUB- 

A.) "Under" or "Below."

B.) "belonging to" or "relating to."

C.) Changes the word form a verb to a noun. 

A.) "Under" or "Below."

200

Directions: Read the passage below. Then, answer the questions that follow. 

Thomas Jefferson was one of the most, complex thinkers who ever lived. He was an architect, an inventor, a writer, and a philosopher. And he also loved gadgets! He built his own extremely complicated (and extremely accurate) clock! 

2.) Where in the passage does the author provide background about the main topic? 

ANSWER: He was an architect, an inventor, a writer, and a philosopher. And he also loved gadgets!

200

What is the main claim (argument) in this example?

Example:While it's true that the person you are inside is what's most important, you should take care of your appearance because it will increase your confidence, it shows respect to others, and it will give you opportunities you might not otherwise have. 

A.) While it's true that the person you are inside is what's most important...

B.) You should take care of your appearance.

C.) It will increase your confidence, it shows respect to others, and it will give you opportunities you might not otherwise have. 

B.) You should take care of your appearance.

300

Identify which of three comparisons the sentence is expressed as: 

They were determined to build the strongest rocket that they possibly could. 

A.) Positive 

B.) Comparative

C.) Superlative

C.) Superlative

300

Identify which of three comparisons the sentence is expressed as: 

It was a cold, dreary night on the quiet, red planet.

A.) Positive 

B.) Comparative

C.) Superlative

A.) Positive

300

With your group explain what informative writing is:

Any kind of writing that TEACHES, INFORMS, EXPLAINS is called informative writing.

300

Directions: Read the questions, and select the letter of the best answer to each question. 

Sari is not very organized. She becomes chairperson of a food drive in her school. What conflict will probably occur? 

A.) Sari will have a hard time making the food drive successful.

B.) Sari will get angry at her friends for not helping more. 

A.) Sari will have a hard time making the food drive successful.

300

Which is NOT a type of evidence in argumentative writing:

A.) Facts

B.) statistics

C.) quotes

D.) Opinion

E.) Anecdotes

F.) Cited Sources

D.) Opinion

400

TRUTH or FALSE, the sentence below is written as a formative sentence:

There was a princess who lived in a fairy kingdom far away. 

A.) TRUTH

B.) FALSE

B.) FALSE

400

1.) What is the internal conflict? 

2.) What is the resolution or the passage? 

Michael and Eric are mountain climbers trying to reach the peak of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. They struggle through the bitter cold and gasp for air in the high altitude. Suddenly, the snow under Michael's feet gives way, and he falls into a deep, narrow pit. Eric wants to save his friend, but he has always been terrified of being trapped in narrow spaces. Finally, though, he overcomes his fears, rescues Michael and brings him home safely. 

1.) Internal conflict: Always been terrified of being trapped in narrow spaces. 

2.) Resolution: Overcomes his fears, rescues Michael and brings him home safely. 

400

Identify whether each of the sentences below is a simile, metaphor, or personification: 

1.) Her smile is the sun.

2.) The sun played peek-o-boo with the clouds.

3.) The is a yellow as the sun. 

1.) METAPHOR

2.) PERSONIFICATION

3.) SIMILE

400

Directions: Read the questions, and select the letter of the best answer to each question. 

Sari's mother helps her with the food drive. She makes lists, pus labels on packages, and keeps records of people she has called. What is a likely resolution?

A.) The food drive fails.

B.) Sari learns some organizational skills.

B.) Sari learns some organizational skills.

400

Identify the THESIS STATEMENT from this argumentative essay example: 

Have you ever enjoyed a trip to a zoo, but wondered whether it is acceptable for humans to keep so many exoctic animals in captivity? You are not alone. Many people ponder the fate of zoo animals and feel conflicted about the very existence of zoos. However, there is no reason to worry. There are many zoos around the world that provide the highest level of care and cleanliness for their animal residents. In fact, animals in zoos often experience far healthier lives than they would in the wild due to the access to medical care. Zoos provide opportunities for people of all ages to view and connect with animal life they would otherwise not encounter. By interacting with wildlife, people can gain a greater appreciation for the animals of the world. Zoos offer educational experiences through which people of all ages can learn why it is so important to protect and maintain the diversity of animal life on Earth.  

THESIS STATEMENT: Zoos provide opportunities for people of all ages to view and connect with animal life they would otherwise not encounter

500

In each example, CIRCLE the SUBJECT(s) and UNDERLINE the PREDICATE(s).

Example: Brock escapes the dome and brings Lupe back home.

 Brock escapes the dome and brings Lupe back home.

500

Identify which of the four principle parts of this sentence contains:

Scientists are working constantly on the problem. 

A.) PRESENT

B.) PRESENT PARTICIPLE

C.) PAST

D.) PAST PARTICIPLE

B.) PRESENT PARTICIPLE

500

Math the words with the correct meaning: 

1.) CHRONIC                       A.) Long lasting

2.) STIMULUS                      B.) oncoming disaster

3.) SUBCONSCIOUSLY           C.) Boring

4.) EXCRUCIATINGLY            D.) severe or very intense 

5.) MONOTONY                     E.) thinking about something without realizing it

6.) CATASTROPHIC                F.) something that excites brain activity

1.) CHRONIC     ANSWER:     A.) Long lasting

2.) STIMULUS:   ANSWER:     F.) something that excites brain activity              

3.) SUBCONSCIOUSLY     ANSWER:       E.) thinking about something without...

4.) EXCRUCIATINGLY       ANSWER:       D.) severe or very intense 

5.) MONOTONY               ANSWER:       C.) Boring                   

6.) CATASTROPHIC          ANSWER:      B.) Oncoming disaster

500

Heavy backpacks put the health of children and teens at risk. Over half of the young people who carry heavy backpacks to school suffer back pain. A U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report tends to support this finding. It states that each year emergency rooms see over 6,500 young people with injuries from heavy backpacks. Dr. Kevin Donovan, an expert in the field, warns that some of the back injures can last a lifetime. The problem has become widespread. But what can be done? Some people believe that schools must find ways to reduce the weight of student's backpacks. Others say it is up to parents to make sure that their child's backpack is not too heavy. 

1.)What is the argument in the paragraph?

2.) What evidence does the author use to support their claims?

1.)What is the argument in the paragraph? Heavy backpacks put the health of children and teens at risk.


2.) What evidence does the author use to support their claims? 

It states that each year emergency rooms see over 6,500 young people with injuries from heavy backpacks.

Dr. Kevin Donovan, an expert in the field, warns that some of the back injures can last a lifetime.


500

Identify ONE REASON from this argumentative essay example along with ONE COUNTERCLAIM (opposing claim): 

Have you ever enjoyed a trip to a zoo, but wondered whether it is acceptable for humans to keep so many exoctic animals in captivity? You are not alone. Many people ponder the fate of zoo animals and feel conflicted about the very existence of zoos. However, there is no reason to worry. There are many zoos around the world that provide the highest level of care and cleanliness for their animal residents. In fact, animals in zoos often experience far healthier lives than they would in the wild due to the access to medical care. Zoos provide opportunities for people of all ages to view and connect with animal life they would otherwise not encounter. By interacting with wildlife, people can gain a greater appreciation for the animals of the world. Zoos offer educational experiences through which people of all ages can learn why it is so important to protect and maintain the diversity of animal life on Earth.  

REASONS: By interacting with wildlife, people can gain a greater appreciation for the animals of the world. Zoos offer educational experiences through which people of all ages can learn why it is so important to protect and maintain the diversity of animal life on Earth.  

COUNTERCLAIM: wondered whether it is acceptable for humans to keep so many exoctic animals in captivity?  In fact, animals in zoos often experience far healthier lives than they would in the wild due to the access to medical care