Grade 2 Writing - Narratives
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Grade 2 Writing - Narratives

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Young students usually enjoy writing short stories especially those about their lives. However, there is a format to writing a short story. Certain elements should be included in the narratives. These are the sequence of events, details, characterization and closure. In this quiz, the students will answer questions about how they should write a narrative.

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1.
Look at the character in the picture.
Which best describes what she is doing?
Sarah is in her swimming pool.
Sarah swims in her swimming pool.
Sarah floats on a ring in her pool.
Sarah sits on a ring behind her house.
This sentence best describes what Sarah is doing by using an action verb.
2.
Look at the character in the picture.
Which best describes what she is thinking?
Molly wants to get an ice cream cone.
Molly is thinking.
Molly thinks the dog is happy.
Molly thinks the picture on the computer is awful.
This specifically describes most likely what Molly is thinking based on the expression on her face.
3.
Look at the character in the picture.
Which best describes what she is feeling?
Betty feels great and is happy.
Betty feels sick with a cold.
Betty has feelings.
Betty feels that she wants a puppy.
Based on her expression and the way she is holding her throat, it looks like she feels sick.
4.
Read the paragraph. What should be added at the end of the story?
Belinda walks into class. She sneezes hard and cups her hands around her nose and mouth. The other students look at her. Then Belinda gets a tissue. She looks down. Blood is dripping from her nose. Belinda asks to go to the bathroom. She tilts her nose and head back. Last, she squeezes her nose to get the blood to stop. It finally stops bleeding.
Belinda sees blood.
Belinda wipes her nose.
Belinda goes back to class.
Belinda’s nose starts to itch.
This sentence provides a conclusion to the story.
5.
Look at the character in the picture.
Which best describes what she is thinking?
Mary sits in a chair and thinks for ten minutes.
Mary thinks by sitting in front of a board.
Mary thinks for a long time with her friend.
Mary thinks about flying into space one day.
This sentence explains what Mary was thinking about.
6.
Signal words should be used.
Which word should be added to the sentences?
Stealing gets people in trouble. It is wrong.
Stealing gets people in trouble. Besides, it is wrong.
Stealing gets people in trouble. To start, it is wrong.
Stealing gets people in trouble. Finally, it is wrong.
Stealing gets people in trouble. Nevertheless, it is wrong.
This sentence is showing that one thing happens with two outcomes. So, “besides” should be used to mean “in addition to.”
7.
Read the sentence about a character in the story.
What is missing?
Tom sits in a chair.
The sentence should include details.
The character should be named Sally.
The sentence should be a concluding sentence.
The sentence should include the signal word “however.”
Since the author explains what a character is doing, he or she also needs to give details about the character’s thoughts and feelings.
8.
Look at the character in the picture.
Which best describes what she is doing?
Pam talks on her cell phone.
Pam looks for her card in her wallet.
Pam is looking for something.
Pam looks around.
Pam is specifically looking in her wallet for her card.
9.
Signal words should be used.
Which word should be added to the sentences?
The girls in the classroom sat on the right side. The boys in the classroom sat on the left side.
The girls in the classroom sat on the right side, while the boys sat on the left side.
The girls and boys in the classroom sat on the right and left side of the classroom.
The girls in the classroom sat on the right side. Finally, the boys sat on the left side.
The girls in the classroom sat on the right side. For example, the boys sat on the left side.
This sentence shows contrast, so a contrast word should be used. In this case, it is “while.”
10.
Signal words should be used.
Which word should be added to the sentences?
First, the cook cracked the eggs. Then the cook poured the eggs into the pan. The cook cooked the eggs.
Also, the cook cooked the eggs.
Finally, the cook cooked the eggs.
For instance, the cook cooked the eggs.
However, the cook cooked the eggs.
These sentences show order. So, the last sentence should begin with “finally.”
Author:  Amy Flanders

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