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It's important to plan a piece of writing before beginning.

Grade 4 Writing - Planning, Revising and Editing

This English Language quiz is called 'Planning, Revising and Editing' and it has been written by teachers to help you if you are studying the subject at elementary school. Playing educational quizzes is an enjoyable way to learn if you are in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grade - aged 8 to 11.

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After writing an essay or narrative, students should continue with the writing process. This includes revising and editing. However, prior to writing, students should plan their writing. This will help create a polished final draft when they go through the entire writing process. In this quiz, students will answer questions about planning, revising and editing.

While writing a persuasive essay, you do not have anything to support your opinion. What should you do?
Write another few paragraphs
Add more evidence
Rewrite the conclusion paragraph in different words
Explain what your opinion means in several more sentences
Evidence is needed in this essay.
While editing your writing, you think that one of the words in your essay is misspelled. What is the best thing you can do?
Ask a friend how to spell it
Keep it the way it is
Look up the word in a dictionary
Spell it the way it sounds
The best idea is to check a dictionary for spelling words.
While brainstorming, you realize you do not know much about the topic. What should you do?
Write down anything you know
Research the topic
Stop brainstorming and start writing
Switch topics
During the planning and organizing stages of the writing process, you will need to research.
During which stage of the writing process would you use a plot map to brainstorm?
Students usually use a graphic organizer in order to plan their writing.
You are in class and are allowed to use what is in the classroom for help with your writing. You have finished writing your first copy of your essay. Who should help you edit it?
Peers only
You and your peers
Your parents
No one
When you don't have access to other people, you and your peers can edit your work.
Which part of the writing process is about correcting your spelling and grammar?
During the editing stage, the students will correct their spelling and grammatical errors.
How can adults or peers help you strengthen your writing?
Rewrite your essay for you
Give you the big ideas
Check for errors
Help you plan by filling out a plot map for you
Adults and peers may look for errors after you have written your big ideas down.
Which part of the writing process is about correcting the details in your essay?
During the revision process, the student will be looking over the details, ideas and organization of their writing.
After writing your essay, you realize that your essay was written as a narrative. What should you do?
Organize your writing into an essay
Pick another topic
Replace certain key words with better words
Add an introduction and conclusion paragraph to your writing
During this stage, you should make sure it is written in the correct style.
Read the situation below.
Sarah is given a writing task to write a research project about a topic of her choice. She struggles with thinking of a topic.
What should she do?
Have her teacher assign her a topic
Ask her friend what topic she is writing about
Research some topics
Quickly pick a topic after thinking for a minute
Sarah should research some topics if she is having trouble picking one.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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