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Grade 4 Writing - Writing Skills

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Students should practice writing in their spare time. They should write about different topics and for different audiences. Even the purposes should be different. When students write for a variety of time periods, this will help when a teacher gives them an assignment. In this quiz, students will answer questions about writing for certain tasks, purposes and audiences.

1.
You are writing about the expensive present you would like for your birthday. Who is your audience?
Your younger sisters and brothers
Your classmates
Your friends
Your parents
Since it is an expensive present, it would be geared toward your parents
2.
You are writing about the characters and the problem the characters encounter. How is the writing probably written?
As an informative essay
As a short story
As a letter
As a persuasive essay
Short stories include characters and a plot
3.
You are writing to inform your readers. What are you most likely writing?
A short story
A poem
An essay
An advertisement
Essays are written mainly to inform or persuade
4.
If a teacher asks a student to conduct a research project, how long will this take?
A week
A half hour
A day
Ten minutes
A research project would take an extended period of time to do
5.
What would a student need to do after writing their first draft of a formal writing assignment?
Publish their work
Write their final draft
Organize their ideas
Revise their work
Revision should take place after writing the first draft
6.
If you are writing a short story, what is its intended purpose?
To express a feeling
To inform
To persuade
To entertain
Short stories are usually written to entertain their readers
7.
In your class, you are learning about ways to express your opinion. What would your task most likely be?
To write a poem
To write a short story
To write an informative essay
To write a persuasive essay
Students would write persuasive essays to give their opinions
8.
Sarah is writing about the battle that ended the American Revolutionary War. What is the purpose of Sarah's writing?
To inform
To entertain
To persuade
To express a feeling
The student would be writing an informative essay
9.
Which type of writing could take place during a short timeframe?
A chapter of a story
A narrative rhyming poem
A letter
A 1,000 word essay
A letter would be a writing assignment that would take place in a short period of time
10.
If you wrote an informative essay about a science concept you are studying in class, who would be the audience of your essay?
Your classmates
Young children
Elderly women
Your grandparents
Since this information would be about a concept you study in class, the classmates would be the audience
Author:  Amy Flanders

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