English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 3 Writing - Research and Revision (Questions)

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Students should frequently write for pleasure. They should also write for different purposes and different amounts of time. Sometimes, students should write longer research projects. Other times they should write shorter pieces. In this quiz, the students will answer questions about different types of writing.

1. Your teacher asks you to write an entry in your journal. How long should you write?
[ ] Ten minutes.
[ ] A few days.
[ ] A week.
[ ] Ten seconds.
2. Your assignment is to write a research project. How long will this project probably take?
[ ] A day.
[ ] A week.
[ ] 30 minutes.
[ ] One hour.
3. Your teacher wants you to reflect on your day. How long will you most likely write?
[ ] Half an hour.
[ ] One minute.
[ ] A week.
[ ] 2-3 days.
4. Your assignment is to revise your essay. What does your teacher want you to do?
[ ] Reword the topic sentence.
[ ] Have your parents read your essay.
[ ] Rewrite your essay.
[ ] Edit your work.
5. You are writing an opinion essay. What is the purpose of it?
[ ] To inform your audience.
[ ] To entertain your audience.
[ ] To persuade your audience.
[ ] To explain your feelings to your audience.
6. You are writing a narrative that will be published on your school's website. Who will the audience most likely be?
[ ] School leaders.
[ ] Your parents.
[ ] The community.
[ ] Your classmates.
7. You are writing an essay about the differences between cats and dogs. What is the purpose of this essay?
[ ] To entertain.
[ ] To inform.
[ ] To explain the writer's feelings.
[ ] To persuade.
8. What is the purpose of a reflection?
[ ] To express your thoughts for the day.
[ ] To inform about a topic.
[ ] To entertain with a story.
[ ] To persuade people to believe a certain way.
9. Your teacher asks you to write something that includes characters and a problem. What type of writing will you do?
[ ] An opinion essay.
[ ] An informative essay.
[ ] A narrative.
[ ] A research project.
10. What must be done first before a revision?
[ ] Write the final draft.
[ ] Write the first draft.
[ ] Edit your writing.
[ ] Reword the essay.
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 3 Writing - Research and Revision (Answers)
1. Your teacher asks you to write an entry in your journal. How long should you write?
[x] Ten minutes.
[ ] A few days.
[ ] A week.
[ ] Ten seconds.
Ten minutes is a good amount of time for a journal entry.
2. Your assignment is to write a research project. How long will this project probably take?
[ ] A day.
[x] A week.
[ ] 30 minutes.
[ ] One hour.
Usually, a research project takes a few days to a week.
3. Your teacher wants you to reflect on your day. How long will you most likely write?
[x] Half an hour.
[ ] One minute.
[ ] A week.
[ ] 2-3 days.
One minute isn't long enough to write your reflection, but half an hour is a good amount of time.
4. Your assignment is to revise your essay. What does your teacher want you to do?
[ ] Reword the topic sentence.
[ ] Have your parents read your essay.
[ ] Rewrite your essay.
[x] Edit your work.
When you need to revise your essay, you need to edit your work.
5. You are writing an opinion essay. What is the purpose of it?
[ ] To inform your audience.
[ ] To entertain your audience.
[x] To persuade your audience.
[ ] To explain your feelings to your audience.
Opinions are usually stated to persuade people to believe a certain way.
6. You are writing a narrative that will be published on your school's website. Who will the audience most likely be?
[ ] School leaders.
[ ] Your parents.
[ ] The community.
[x] Your classmates.
When students publish their work on the school's website, this is so their classmates can read their work.
7. You are writing an essay about the differences between cats and dogs. What is the purpose of this essay?
[ ] To entertain.
[x] To inform.
[ ] To explain the writer's feelings.
[ ] To persuade.
This type of writing would contain facts about dogs and cats.
8. What is the purpose of a reflection?
[x] To express your thoughts for the day.
[ ] To inform about a topic.
[ ] To entertain with a story.
[ ] To persuade people to believe a certain way.
A reflection is a piece of writing where the author reflects about their day.
9. Your teacher asks you to write something that includes characters and a problem. What type of writing will you do?
[ ] An opinion essay.
[ ] An informative essay.
[x] A narrative.
[ ] A research project.
A narrative is a short story which would contain characters and a plot.
10. What must be done first before a revision?
[ ] Write the final draft.
[x] Write the first draft.
[ ] Edit your writing.
[ ] Reword the essay.
A first draft must be done first before revising it.