Conventions
Types of Writing
Homophones
Simple or Compound Sentence
Organization
100

Every sentence must start with this.

A capital letter.

100

What type of writing is a personal story?

A narrative

100

It's/its going to rain this weekend. 

It's

100

I can't find my homework.

Simple sentence

100

What do we call the first paragraph of an essay?

The introduction

200

This letter must always be capitalized when written by itself or in a contraction.

I

200

What type of writing gives facts and has a topic sentence and conclusion?

Informative or explanatory writing

200

I ate too/two/to many slices of pizza at lunch. 

too

200

Underneath the basement stairs I saw a monster, but he did not see me.

Compound sentence

200

What do we call the last paragraph of an essay?

The conclusion

300

Every sentence must conclude with an end mark. What are the three possible end marks?

A period, question mark and exclamation mark.

300

What type of writing is used to convince someone to believe or do something?

Expository or persuasive text

300

I baked some cookies for my friends last night. They're/There/Their going to laugh when they realize I accidentally used salt instead of sugar.

They're (They Are)

300

She did not cheat on the test for it was not the right thing to do.

Compound sentence

300

Used to separate sections of informative writing.

Heading (and/or subheadings)

400

What are 3 of the 4 reasons you capitalize a letter in a sentence?

proper noun

beginning of sentence

letter I

Abbreviation (OK, Mr. )

400

What type of writing would it be if I told you how to make a woven basket?

Procedure

400

Their/there/they're house is yellow with black shutters. 

Their

400

I think I will buy the red car, or I will lease the blue one.

Compound sentence

400

Editing means

To fix your mistakes

500

Correct the mistakes in this sentence:

the students' at madison elementary love to play Outside

The students at Madison Elementary love to play outside.

500

What type of writing would it be if I told a story about the Joplin tornadoes? 

narrative 

500

We are going they're /their/ there.

there

500

I love to go to the beach on Sundays.

Simple sentence

500

Which sentence does not belong?

 1.(1) To control a nosebleed, sit down and lean forward. (2) Put pressure on the side that is bleeding for about five minutes. (3) Julie pinches her nose hard. (4) Consult a doctor if the bleeding does not stop within 15 minutes. 

3

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