Grade 5 Speaking / Listening - Main Ideas
When speaking in front of class, it's important to prepare beforehand.

Grade 5 Speaking / Listening - Main Ideas

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When speaking about a topic, a student may be describing a story or giving facts about something. Whether it is a narrative or nonfiction piece, the student should use facts or events. This will best support what the student is relaying to the audience. They also must speak in a clear voice and understandable pace. In this quiz, the student will answer questions about speaking on a topic.

1.
Your teacher told you to report about the history of Valentine's Day.
Which statement below should you include in your report?
I like Valentine's Day.
People love to receive flowers on Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day began as a religious holiday.
Valentine's Day is my favorite.
This is a fact about Valentine's Day.
2.
If your teacher asked you to tell a story to the class about your pet dog doing something bad, how would you tell it?
Explain each character in your story in great detail.
Explain the important events first.
In the order in which it happened.
Tell the story backwards.
A narrative should be told in sequential order.
3.
Your teacher asks the class the following question.
"Have you ever done something brave?"
What could someone say about this topic?
To be brave means to have courage.
Once I scared off a growling angry dog.
My friends and I talk about our classes at school.
I read a magazine about a bear.
This would be a beginning of a story about being brave.
4.
Your teacher told you to report about the Gold Rush.
Which statement below should you include in your report?
There is a candy called the Gold Rush.
The Gold Rush took place in 1848.
I would have loved to have been a part of the Gold Rush.
Discovering gold would make you rich.
This statement is a fact about the Gold Rush.
5.
Your teacher asks the class the following question.
"Is school more difficult the older you get?"
What opinion could someone say to answer this question?
School gets more challenging as you move into middle school.
After you finish middle school, you will go on to high school.
The classes of high school are freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior.
Ms. Thompson gives a lot of homework in fifth grade.
This statement both answers the question and gives an opinion.
6.
Your teacher told you to tell a story about your immediate family.
Which statement below should you include in your story?
Details of the family members.
Facts about school.
An explanation about your cousin's medical problems.
What you call your grandmother.
Since the teacher is asking for a general statement, you can still add details by describing each family member.
7.
If you are going to talk about your last vacation, how would you begin your story?
On the third day, we went swimming in the ocean.
I put my swimsuit on immediately.
On our way back home, my sister got sick on the plane.
We flew to Hawaii last summer.
The beginning of the story should begin with the first event that happened.
8.
Your teacher asks the class the following question.
"What happened on your first day of school in kindergarten?"
What could someone say about this topic?
After kindergarten is first grade.
Kindergarten is the first year of you going to school.
Some kids go to preschool.
I met my best friend and met my teacher.
This statement would be about the first day of school in kindergarten.
9.
How should you present a report to your class?
Speak quickly.
Speak very slowly.
Speak clearly.
Mumble the words.
Students should always speak clearly when speaking in front of their classmates.
10.
Your teacher asks the class the following question.
"How should someone send a message today?"
What opinion could someone say to answer this question?
Text messages began several years ago.
It is easiest to send a text in order to communicate with someone.
In the 1800s, the Pony Express delivered mail to everyone in the country.
To send a letter through the U.S. mail, you must put a stamp on it.
Communication has become easier throughout the years.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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