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Grade 4 Writing - Topic Development

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Informative essays require the topic to be developed. One way is to provide facts to support the topic. Other ways include definitions, concrete details, quotations and examples. This provides evidence to support the topic. In this quiz, the students will identify facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations and examples to support the topics.

1.
What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Identify peer pressure and what it does.
To give facts about peer pressure at different jobs
To provide the definition of peer pressure
To give a quote about peer pressure from a student
To give details of the history of peer pressure
Since the essay should be about identifying peer pressure, a definition of peer pressure should be included
2.
What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Describe the history of your town
To provide definitions about the terms used in your town
To identify popular places in your town
To provide details of how the town came to be
To get a quote from teenagers who live in your town
The essay would need to include details of the history of the town
3.
What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: What are the causes of sneezing?
To use examples of how people sneeze
To provide the definition of sneezing
To use quotes from a doctor
To provide information about what happens after you sneeze
Quotations from a doctor would help in this essay since this doctor would know what causes sneezing
4.
What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Explain the common sports played in England.
To provide a quote from the department's recreation leader in England
To provide definitions of soccer, basketball and cricket
To give examples of how people in England play sports
To give details of what equipment is used to play sports
Quotations from experts would support the common sports played in England
5.
What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: What are some current video games?
To use details of how video games work
To use a quote from an adult
To provide a definition of video games
To provide examples of video games
With an essay about current video games, the writer would need to include examples of them
6.
What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Who invented chocolate?
To provide details of how to make chocolate
To provide the definition of chocolate
To use a quote from a historical person who ate chocolate a lot
To provide facts of the history of chocolate
Providing facts about the history of chocolate would describe who invented chocolate
7.
What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: How is the Mayan calendar different from today's calendar?
To provide a quote from a Mayan person
To provide details of the Mayan calendar
To use examples of calendars
To use facts about the Mayans' way of living
Using details of the Mayan calendar would help compare and contrast these two calendars
8.
What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Describe the life of Albert Einstein
To give facts of Einstein's life
To use a quotation from an encyclopedia about Einstein
To provide details of Einstein's theories
To provide definitions about Albert Einstein
If you had to write an essay about Einstein's life, you would include the facts about his life
9.
What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Why do schools have dress codes?
To provide information of dress codes in the military
To give quotes from students about their dress code
To give examples of past problems when a school did not have a dress code
To provide details of how a school with a dress code functions in their daily tasks
When examples are given of past problems, this contributes to showing why a school would need a dress code
10.
What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Describe the pollution you see in your town
To provide the definition of pollution
To give a quote from a citizen
To give concrete details of what makes a river polluted
To give examples of the pollution in your town
Examples should be provided to show the pollution in the town
Author:  Amy Flanders

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