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Grade 4 Speaking / Listening - Topic Reports

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Students usually enjoy telling stories or recalling experiences that they encountered. Sometimes, students will need to report on a topic in front of the class. In order to do these things, students will need to use facts and details to support what they are saying. Students must also speak in a clear and steady manner. In this quiz, students will answer questions about reporting a topic or telling a story.

1.
Your teacher informs the class that she will pick a few kids to tell a report on a topic. What should the kids talk about?
About dragons and monsters
About a time when you got in trouble
About how to make a sandwich
About the history of Florida
A report would be nonfiction and contain facts
2.
What would you include if you reported about a topic on pets?
Reasons to have a cat instead of a dog
Facts about dogs
About the time when your dog ate the sofa
About a dog that talks
A report would include facts
3.
What detail below supports the main idea?
MAIN IDEA: The Rocky Mountains are a large mountain chain.
Skiing takes place in many areas of the Rocky Mountains
I went camping in the Rocky Mountains last summer
These mountains run from the southern United States up through Canada
There are two main mountain chains in the United States
This detail supports the main idea
4.
What would you include if you spoke about your pets at home?
Reasons to have a cat instead of a dog
Facts about dogs
About the time when your dog ate the sofa
About a dog that talks
In this case, you are recounting an experience
5.
Your teacher asks you to recount an experience about your last birthday. How would you organize this account?
In the order in which it happened
With the most important events coming first
You would tell the last event first
The order of events doesn't matter
It is important to tell a story or experience in chronological order
6.
Your teacher informs the class that she will pick a few kids to recount an experience. What should the kids talk about?
About dragons and monsters
About a time when you got in trouble
About how to make a sandwich
About the history of Florida
Recounting an experience would be about yourself
7.
Your teacher asks you to report on the topic of flowers. How would you organize this information in order to deliver it to the class?
Give each main point one at a time with reasons to support each main point
In the order in which the events took place
Opinions about the topic
Give all the main points first and then all of the reasons after that
Each main point should be explained along with its reasons
8.
If you are speaking at a fast pace, what can you do to slow down your pace?
Pause after each word
Do not look at your notes
Think about what you are saying
Take a breath after each sentence or two
If you take a breath after each sentence or two, it will slow down your pace
9.
What would you include if you were asked to tell a story about a dog?
Reasons to have a cat instead of a dog
Facts about dogs
About the time when your dog ate the sofa
About a dog that talks
A story would include things that don't really happen in real life
10.
Your teacher informs the class that she will pick a few kids to tell a story. What should the kids talk about?
About dragons and monsters
About a time when you got in trouble
About how to make a sandwich
About the history of Florida
Stories are usually fiction
Author:  Amy Flanders

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