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Always try to use strong words in your descriptions.

Grade 5 Writing - Experiences and Events

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Short stories should be written with as much deatail as possible. You don't want to go overboard, but the reader should be able to visualize the events and characters. Concrete words and phrases should be parts of the stories and sensory details should be incorporated into the events. In this quiz, the students will choose the more detailed phrase or sentence by looking at a picture.

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1.
Look at the picture.
You want to describe this picture in your story using sensory details.
Which of the following is the best set of words for the picture?
Bars on the windows.
Steel bars imprisoned me.
A jail is on the corner.
To be put in jail.
This phrase gives the best description.
2.
Look at the picture.
You want to describe this picture in your story using sensory details.
Which of the following is the best set of words for the picture?
She tries not to spread germs by her coughing.
Coughing loudly but covering it up.
A girl in a white and purple shirt at school.
A young girl with black hair coughed.
This contains the most details about what she is doing and why she is doing it.
3.
Look at the picture.
You want to describe this picture in your story using sensory details.
Which of the following is the best set of words for the picture?
Spilled coffee drowned the keyboard.
Coffee spilled onto the keyboard.
The keyboard got a lot of coffee on it.
The keyboard is ruined.
Using strong verbs helps make the sentence more detailed.
4.
Look at the picture.
You want to describe this picture in your story using sensory details.
Which of the following is the best set of words for the picture?
A very upset kid.
Screaming at the top of his lungs.
Getting a quick haircut.
Cutting a little boy's hair.
This phrase best uses sensory details.
5.
Look at the picture.
You want to describe this picture in your story using sensory details.
Which of the following is the best set of words for the picture?
An ice skater in a blue outfit.
Spinning gracefully on the ice.
Turning around and around.
Speed skating around the ice.
This phrase uses the best details.
6.
Look at the picture.
You want to describe this picture in your story using sensory details.
Which of the following is the best set of words for the picture?
A young woman working on the computer.
Tired sitting at the computer.
Exhausted from hours of computer work.
An angry woman.
Strong verbs help strengthen sentences.
7.
Look at the picture.
You want to describe this picture in your story using sensory details.
Which of the following is the best set of words for the picture?
A quiet calm day.
A nice blue lake.
A thick green forest.
Walking on the bridge.
This is the most detailed phrase.
8.
Look at the picture.
You want to describe this picture in your story using sensory details.
Which of the following is the best set of words for the picture?
A puppy is asleep.
Sleepy puppy curled up in a hammock.
The sleepy puppy laid down.
Brown puppy.
This phrase describes the puppy and where it is sleeping.
9.
Look at the picture.
You want to describe this picture in your story using sensory details.
Which of the following is the best set of words for the picture?
Looking at an envelope.
Sifting through the mail.
Four pieces of mail.
A woman looked at the mail.
This uses strong verbs.
10.
Look at the picture.
You want to describe this picture in your story using sensory details.
Which of the following is the best set of words for the picture?
The girl is very happy.
Is graduating from college.
Wearing a graduation cap and gown.
Draped in a black gown and distinctive cap.
This descriptive sentence uses strong words.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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