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Grade 4 Language - Conveying Ideas

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When writing or speaking, words and phrases need to be specific in order to convey ideas. Students should choose their words carefully. They should be specific enough so that the reader can visualize images from the writing. First, the student should have an image in mind so that they can draw from that before writing. In this quiz, students will look at a picture and choose the sentence that best conveys the ideas of the image.

1.
Which sentence should be used in a writing piece to convey the idea of the picture?
Thomas is typing fast on his keyboard which causes his co-workers to look at him.
The keyboard is being used by Thomas which makes his co-workers look at what he is doing.
Thomas is a good typist which shows while he is typing on his keyboard.
Thomas’s quick clicking on the keyboard aroused the attention of his co-workers due to his fast typing skills.
Specific words like "clicking" make the sentence more precise.
2.
Which sentence should be used in a writing piece to convey the idea of the picture?
A surfboard is being used by a grandfather and his young grandson.
Grandpa and his grandson go surfing.
Grandpa loves to surf and be with his grandson.
Grandpa showed his young grandson how to balance on his own yellow surfboard.
Adjectives are used to give the reader an image.
3.
Which sentence should be used in a writing piece to convey the idea of the picture?
A wet snowball bashed me in my face since my brother hurled it at me.
My brother threw a small snowball at me, and it hit me in the face.
The snow was wet, so my brother thought he would throw a snowball at me.
The snowball hit me in the face because my brother tossed it at my face.
Adjectives and good verbs are used in this sentence.
4.
Which sentence should be used in a writing piece to convey the idea of the picture?
Mary is a little girl who probably has a cold which is why she uses a tissue.
The girl used a tissue since she was in the park with many people around her.
Mary blew her nose so loud that people in the park turned to look at her.
Mary sneezed, and it was very loud.
This sentence uses action verbs and explains how loud her sneeze was.
5.
Which sentence should be used in a writing piece to convey the idea of the picture?
The mechanic decided to look at the car to see what was wrong with it.
Oil began to come from the car, so a mechanic needed to look at it.
The mechanic looked underneath the Toyota Accord to see why the oil was leaking.
A car is up on a rack so the mechanic can crawl under it.
Including proper nouns in a sentence will make it more precise.
6.
Which sentence should be used in a writing piece to convey the idea of the picture?
Two girls eat lunch at a restaurant counter while eating their healthy food.
Sarah and Beth sat at the counter and devoured their healthy salad and sandwich in minutes.
Both girls ate quickly at the lunch counter.
The restaurant counter had two girls sitting behind it eating food.
This sentence uses the girls' names and strong action verbs.
7.
Which sentence should be used in a writing piece to convey the idea of the picture?
The judge decided that the case was over and put his gavel down.
With the loud pounding of his gavel, Judge Smithson ended the court case.
The gavel is used by the judge to show that the court case is over.
When the court case was over, the judge used his gavel.
Strong words are used to describe what the judge is doing.
8.
Which sentence should be used in a writing piece to convey the idea of the picture?
The closet had a lot of clothes in it with Benji looking out.
Beniji looked out from behind his mother's clothes in her closet.
Afraid he would get caught, Benji peeked out from behind the clothes in his mother’s closet.
Benji was scared, so he hid in his mother's closet behind her clothes.
This sentence includes reasons, feelings and precise words.
9.
Which sentence should be used in a writing piece to convey the idea of the picture?
Due to eating a pound of dog food, Frisky yawned strongly and took a nap in his dog bowl.
Frisky was a hungry puppy that ate a lot of his food.
Food is Frisky's favorite thing in the whole wide world.
A lot of dog food was put in Frisky's bowl which he ate and then went to sleep.
Many descriptive details are given in this sentence.
10.
Which sentence should be used in a writing piece to convey the idea of the picture?
Lying on the grass, Tara wore her dark sunglasses to shield herself from the sun.
Sunglasses were a good thing to use in order for the sun not to burn the woman.
The young woman laid down on the grass to get some sun.
A woman wore a pair of sunglasses while she was on the grass.
A proper noun and reasoning for wearing the sunglasses help this sentence be more precise.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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