A tiger blending in with its jungle environment
Tigers blend in to the environment before they attack.

Grade 5 Writing - Developing a Topic

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Topics must be developed in an informative or explanatory essay. To do this, students must find facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations and other examples to support the topic. Also, the students must explain how these facts support their topic. Students may need to conduct research in order to provide the support. In this quiz, the students will answer questions about a topic, including which facts to include to support it.

1.
Read the topic below.
TOPIC: How can people save endangered tigers from becoming extinct?
Which fact would best support this topic?
Tigers hunt mainly alone and at night, whereas lions hunt in packs.
People can donate money to tiger reserves.
Lions are aggressive animals, and tigers blend in to the environment before they attack.
In a house, a lion will require a large amount of space to survive.
This would be a way to help save the tigers from becoming extinct.
2.
Read the topic below.
TOPIC: Describe the differences between tigers and lions.
Which fact would best support this topic?
People can donate money to tiger reserves.
In a house, a lion will require a large amount of space to survive.
Tigers hunt mainly alone and at night, whereas lions hunt in packs.
Lions are aggressive animals, and tigers blend in to the environment before they attack.
This is a main difference between the two animals.
3.
Read the topic below.
TOPIC: What would happen if you had a pet lion?
Which fact would best support this topic?
Lions are aggressive animals, and tigers blend in to the environment before they attack.
Tigers hunt mainly alone and at night, whereas lions hunt in packs.
In a house, a lion will require a large amount of space to survive.
People can donate money to tiger reserves.
This fact allows the reader to know some of a pet lion's needs.
4.
Read the topic below.
TOPIC: What are the dangers of tigers and lions?
Which fact would best support this topic?
Tigers hunt mainly alone and at night, whereas lions hunt in packs.
Lions are aggressive animals, and tigers blend in to the environment before they attack.
In a house, a lion will require a large amount of space to survive.
People can donate money to tiger reserves.
These are dangers that could be elaborated upon.
5.
Read the topic below.
TOPIC: How do you play the piano?
Which fact would best support this topic?
Prior to 1700, a harpsichord player invented the piano.
Beethoven is known for playing the piano even though he could not hear.
Learn the keys of the piano first and then the musical notes.
A console upright piano is a little shorter than the studio piano.
After piano students follow these first two steps, they can learn to play the instrument.
6.
Read the topic below.
TOPIC: What is the history of the piano?
Which fact would best support this topic?
Learn the keys of the piano first and then the musical notes.
Beethoven is known for playing the piano even though he could not hear.
A console upright piano is a little shorter than the studio piano.
Prior to 1700, a harpsichord player invented the piano.
This inventor of the piano worked as a keeper of the instruments for a prominent leader.
7.
Read the topic below.
TOPIC: What are the different kinds of pianos?
Which fact would best support this topic?
A console upright piano is a little shorter than the studio piano.
Prior to 1700, a harpsichord player invented the piano.
Learn the keys of the piano first and then the musical notes.
Beethoven is known for playing the piano even though he could not hear.
These are the two smaller pianos.
8.
Read the topic below.
TOPIC: Who is a famous piano player?
Which fact would best support this topic?
Prior to 1700, a harpsichord player invented the piano.
Learn the keys of the piano first and then the musical notes.
Beethoven is known for playing the piano even though he could not hear.
A console upright piano is a little shorter than the studio piano.
Beethoven is mainly known as a composer, but he also played the piano.
9.
Read the topic below.
TOPIC: Why did the president force the Native Americans to walk on the Trail of Tears?
Which term below should have a definition of it included in the essay in order to develop the topic?
president
force
Native Americans
Trail of Tears
All of the other terms are well-known to most people, but Trail of Tears would be a term that not everyone would know.
10.
Read the topic below.
TOPIC: Compared to the other phases of the moon, how does the waning moon look?
Which term below should have a definition of it included in the essay in order to develop the topic?
compared
moon
waning
phases
Not everyone would know about the waning phase of the moon.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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