English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 5 Writing - Comprehension (Questions)

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Students should spend time writing for pleasure as well as writing simple assignments. They should continue to do this in order to strengthen their writing skills. They should write for different reasons including researching, reflecting and revising. Students should write for different amounts of time as well as for different purposes and audiences. In this quiz, the students will answer general questions about writing.

1. Your teacher asks you to write freely.
How long will you most likely write for?
[ ] 10 minutes
[ ] 1 hour
[ ] 2 hours
[ ] 45 minutes
2. After reading a selection, your teacher tells you to write a reflection about what you read.
What will you write about?
[ ] Evidence that provides proof from the selection
[ ] An essay about the selection
[ ] Questions to the story
[ ] Your thoughts about something in the selection
3. Why is it important to continue to practice revising as well as writing?
[ ] Revisions have to be made at all times
[ ] Revisions will let the student realize what part of the writing process this stage falls in
[ ] Revisions will allow students to make sure their writing uses strong descriptive language
[ ] Revisions will allow students to make sure their spelling errors are corrected
4. For what purpose would a teacher want his or her students to write for a few days?
[ ] So they can write a great poem
[ ] So they can write a great reflection
[ ] So they can write a great research paper
[ ] So they can write a short story
5. A teacher wants her students to write in order to express their feelings about a topic that is important to them.
What should the students write?
[ ] A poem
[ ] An informative essay
[ ] A persuasive essay
[ ] A novel
6. A teacher wants his students to write about why the American Revolutionary War was fought.
What should the students write?
[ ] A narrative essay
[ ] A short story
[ ] A persuasive essay
[ ] An informative essay
7. A teacher wants her students to write to entertain the reader about cats.
What will the students most likely be writing?
[ ] An advertisement
[ ] An essay
[ ] A poem
[ ] A short story
8. The teacher requires her students to write to persuade the writer to buy a pair of tennis shoes.
What type of writing is she expecting her students to do?
[ ] A riddle
[ ] A drama
[ ] An advertisement
[ ] A description
9. In science, you must write a report about the science experiment you just conducted.
Who is the audience for that report?
[ ] Science experts
[ ] Neighbors
[ ] The English teacher
[ ] Classmates
10. You are writing a silly rhyming poem about cartoons.
Who would be the audience for this poem?
[ ] Young children
[ ] Adults
[ ] Teenagers
[ ] Senior citizens
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 5 Writing - Comprehension (Answers)
1. Your teacher asks you to write freely.
How long will you most likely write for?
[x] 10 minutes
[ ] 1 hour
[ ] 2 hours
[ ] 45 minutes
Most likely you will write for ten minutes
2. After reading a selection, your teacher tells you to write a reflection about what you read.
What will you write about?
[ ] Evidence that provides proof from the selection
[ ] An essay about the selection
[ ] Questions to the story
[x] Your thoughts about something in the selection
A reflection should be based on your opinions and thoughts
3. Why is it important to continue to practice revising as well as writing?
[ ] Revisions have to be made at all times
[ ] Revisions will let the student realize what part of the writing process this stage falls in
[x] Revisions will allow students to make sure their writing uses strong descriptive language
[ ] Revisions will allow students to make sure their spelling errors are corrected
Revisions refer to making sure the correct words were used
4. For what purpose would a teacher want his or her students to write for a few days?
[ ] So they can write a great poem
[ ] So they can write a great reflection
[x] So they can write a great research paper
[ ] So they can write a short story
A research paper would take a few days to write
5. A teacher wants her students to write in order to express their feelings about a topic that is important to them.
What should the students write?
[x] A poem
[ ] An informative essay
[ ] A persuasive essay
[ ] A novel
A poem is usually written to express feelings
6. A teacher wants his students to write about why the American Revolutionary War was fought.
What should the students write?
[ ] A narrative essay
[ ] A short story
[ ] A persuasive essay
[x] An informative essay
An informative essay would answer the question
7. A teacher wants her students to write to entertain the reader about cats.
What will the students most likely be writing?
[ ] An advertisement
[ ] An essay
[ ] A poem
[x] A short story
Short stories are usually read to entertain the reader
8. The teacher requires her students to write to persuade the writer to buy a pair of tennis shoes.
What type of writing is she expecting her students to do?
[ ] A riddle
[ ] A drama
[x] An advertisement
[ ] A description
This is the best answer because advertisements are always created to persuade the reader
9. In science, you must write a report about the science experiment you just conducted.
Who is the audience for that report?
[ ] Science experts
[ ] Neighbors
[ ] The English teacher
[x] Classmates
This science report would be written for your classmates
10. You are writing a silly rhyming poem about cartoons.
Who would be the audience for this poem?
[x] Young children
[ ] Adults
[ ] Teenagers
[ ] Senior citizens
Young children would most likely be the audience for this type of writing