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Grade 4 Writing - Comprehension (Informational Text)

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Reading and writing informational texts have a connection. Since they include the same elements, students should benefit from reading informational texts when writing them. Evidence and support should be included in these texts. Writing an essay follows a specific format. In this quiz, the student will answer questions about what should be included when they are writing informational texts or essays.

How should an informational text or essay begin?
With the thesis statement
With the main ideas
With evidence
With an attention-grabbing statement
Informational texts should begin with an attention-grabbing statement
What should be included in the thesis statement of an essay?
Technical or specific vocabulary words
An explanation of the evidence
Evidence and support for the topic
What will be included in the rest of the essay
The thesis statement is usually found as the last sentence in the introductory paragraph of an essay
What needs to happen in a body paragraph after the evidence is stated?
The student needs to explain what will be included in the rest of the essay
The student needs to rewrite the main idea in different words
The student needs to state more evidence
The student needs to explain the evidence
The evidence should be explained in great detail
Which of the following could be evidence in a body paragraph?
Results of a study
A conclusion
A descriptive sentence
A rewritten statement of the main idea
The results of a study or data would be sufficient evidence in an essay
If you are writing an essay about a historical event, why would certain vocabulary words be included in it?
Because the reader would like to read those words
Because it would prove the claim that the author is making
Because it would make the essay sound better
Because it would be including terms and proper nouns from that historical event
Specific words pertaining to the historical event would be expected to be used in an essay
How do you cite evidence?
You explain why the evidence is important to the essay
You explain what the evidence means
You write when you found this evidence
You give credit to the author
Credit must be given to the author to avoid plagiarism
What should NOT be included in a concluding paragraph?
A rewritten thesis statement
New ideas
A summary of the main ideas
A transition or connecting word
Since the concluding paragraph wraps up the essay, it should not contain new ideas
What is included in the body paragraphs that directly support the main idea?
Thesis statements
The evidence is usually cited and is sometimes the second sentence of the paragraph
Each of the three body paragraphs in an essay begins with what?
The main idea of the paragraph
An explanation of how the evidence relates to the topic
Evidence and the citing where it came from
An attention-grabbing statement
Each body paragraph will include a different main idea to support the thesis statement
What should be the last sentence in a body paragraph?
A conclusion
An introduction
The evidence
Technical vocabulary
The conclusion sentence is the last sentence in a paragraph
Author:  Amy Flanders

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