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Grade 4 Writing - Text Formatting

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In an informative essay, a student will need to introduce the topic clearly. Then after researching the topic, the student will need to group their ideas into categories. This can be formatted by using headings. Also, a student must decide if he or she wants to include illustrations and other multimedia in order to aid in comprehension. In this quiz, the students will answer questions about beginning and preparing their essay.

1.
Which sentence would introduce the topic below clearly in an informative essay?
TOPIC: History of the candy bar
If a dog eats a chocolate bar, it could cause great harm
I like candy bars because they taste delicious
Did you know that the first chocolate bar was founded in 1916?
Many chocolate bars contain fruit and nuts
This fact is presented in order to grab the reader's attention
2.
You are writing an informative essay about the topic below.
TOPIC: Dangerous Animals
You brainstorm a list.
Below is part of the list that you come up with about dangerous animals.

* dogs are frequent attackers of humans
* lizards release poison into the air
* snakes will bite people even if they know them

What heading could you use for this group of information?
Unusual animals that are dangerous
When pets attack
Causes of animals attacking
Dangerous animals living in the water
These animals are pets, but they are also known for attacking
3.
How would a photo help the informative essay about the topic below?
TOPIC: Police officers are helpful to others
It would show what weapons police officers carry
It would show police officers doing paperwork
It would show police officers in a car chase
It would show police officers making people feel comfortable
This photo would help the topic about police officers as it shows them attending to other people
4.
You are writing an informative essay about the topic below.
TOPIC: Dangerous Animals
You brainstorm a list.
Below is part of the list that you come up with about dangerous animals.

* army ants kill in large groups
* unusual honey bees sting with poison
* flies carry disease

What heading could you use for this group of information?
Unusual animals that are dangerous
Causes of animals attacking
When pets attack
Dangerous animals living in the water
These animals are considered to be unusual because they are so small
5.
Which multimedia would help people understand the informative essay about the topic below?
TOPIC: Process of going to the hospital
A booklet explaining the location of the hospital
A photo showing a patient standing at the front desk
A video showing the steps to being admitted to the hospital
A recording of a patient explaining why they went to the hospital
When the steps of being admitted to the hospital is shown through a video, that would help with understanding the text
6.
You are writing an informative essay about the topic below.
TOPIC: Dangerous Animals
You brainstorm a list.
Below is part of the list that you come up with about dangerous animals.

* animal feels threatened
* animal is looking for food
* animal wants to feel stronger

What heading could you use for this group of information?
When pets attack
Unusual animals that are dangerous
Causes of animals attacking
Dangerous animals living in the water
This list is about why animals attack humans
7.
Which sentence would introduce the topic below clearly in an informative essay?
TOPIC: Farming today
Imagine never having to buy food at the grocery store because you are a farmer
Farmers have a difficult job because they rely on the weather
Farmers should decide whether they will sell their produce or keep it
Farms are close to where I live
This attention-grabbing sentence introduces the topic
8.
Which multimedia would help people understand the informative essay about the topic below?
TOPIC: Being a soldier at war
A booklet about wars
A recording of an interview with a soldier
A photo of a soldier at war
A video of a movie about a war
The best source to accompany an essay would be an interview that had been recorded
9.
You are writing an informative essay about the topic below.
TOPIC: Dangerous Animals
You brainstorm a list.
Below is part of the list that you come up with about dangerous animals.

* jellyfish
* sharks
* eels

What heading could you use for this group of information?
Dangerous animals living in the water
When pets attack
Unusual animals that are dangerous
Causes of animals attacking
These animals are dangerous and live in the water
10.
How would a photo help the informative essay about the topic below?
TOPIC: Owls have unique bodies.
It would show that owls have great eyesight
It would show that owls can turn their heads around
It would show that owls are fearless toward other animals
It would show that owls have sharp claws
This helps explain the unique body of an owl
Author:  Amy Flanders

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