Essay Writing
Reading Comp.
Vocabulary
Argument
Bonus
100

In which paragraph should your claim first appear? 

Introduction

100

The Midwest is experiencing its worst drought in fifteen years.

Corn and soybean prices are expected to be very high this year.

What does the second sentence do?

  1. It restates the idea found in the first.
  2. It states an effect.
  3. It gives an example.
  4. It analyzes the statement made in the first.
  1. B. The second sentence states an effect of the first sentence.
100

What does the word Vulnerable mean? 

"Children are the most vulnerable members of society" 

Capable of being damaged. 
100

What is a claim? 

The main argument of an essay. 

100

What was the name of the first story we read this year? 

The Veldt 

200

In what paragraph is the majority of  your reasoning and evidence found? 

Body Paragraph 

200

Myths are stories, the products of fertile imagination, sometimes simple, often containing profound truths. They are not meant to be taken too literally. Details may sometimes appear childish, but most myths express a culture's most serious beliefs about human beings, eternity, and God.

The main idea of this passage is that myths

  1. are created primarily to entertain young children
  2. are purposely written for the reader who lacks imagination
  3. provide the reader with a means of escape from reality
  4. illustrate the values that are considered important to a society

D. The main idea of this passage is that myths illustrate the values that are considered important to a society.

200

What does the word Exploitation mean? 


The exploitation of the mines led to a rapid development of the town during the next three years.

The act of using something unfairly for one's own advantage. 

200

What is used to support your reasoning? 

Evidence

200

What is the real name of my toad? 

Tony

300

How many pieces of evidence should an argument essay have?

At least three. 

300

What does it mean to make an inference about a reading passage? 

Making an inference involves using what you know to make a guess about what you don't know or reading between the lines.

300

What does the word arson mean? 


"The town has suffered a streak of arson attacks."

The criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property.

300

What is a counterclaim? 

A counterclaim is the argument (or one of the arguments) opposing your thesis statement.

300

How old is Mr.Candido?

26

400

What does it mean to follow the conventions of English?

The essay follows the standards of proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

400

What is the first step in identifying the main idea of a passage? 

Determine the topic. 

400
What does the word Utopia mean? 


"Some say we are living in a Utopia."

An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.

400

What should be the very end of the concluding paragraph?

An explanation of why the issue is important. 

400

Who wrote Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

500

What does analysis do? 

Explains how the evidence supports the claim.

500

If a question asks you to determine an antonym for a word, what is the question asking? 

To choose a word that means the opposite. 

500

What does the word thwarted mean? 


"The frustration of her dreams being continually thwarted throws her further into the depths of despair."

To prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.

500

What do you call the reasoning that proves the counterclaim wrong? 

Rebuttal 

500

What club is Mr. Candido the advisor for? 

Chess Club 

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