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Grade 5 Writing - Purpose and Audience

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All writing assignments should be written clearly and coherently, and the ideas expressed should be relevant to the assignment. They should also be aligned to the task and be appropriate for the purpose. Finally, the audience should be kept in mind when writing an assignment. In this quiz, the students will be answering questions about the task, purpose and audience of writing.

1.
Your social studies teacher asks you to complete the writing assignment below in class.
Writing Assignment: Explain how the invention of the car helped society in the past.
What is the purpose of this writing assignment?
To persuade people how important cars are.
To entertain the reader with a story about a car.
To inform the reader how people used cars in the past.
To express your feelings about cars.
This assignment is about a historical invention and its influence on society.
2.
Your social studies teacher asks you to complete the writing assignment below in class.
Writing Assignment: Explain how the invention of the car helped society in the past.
Who could be the audience for this writing assignment?
The audience could be people interested in history.
The audience could be retired mechanics in the community.
The audience could be kindergartners who play with toy cars.
The audience could be teenagers who love to play video games.
Since this is about history, the audience would most likely need to like history.
3.
Your social studies teacher asks you to complete the writing assignment below in class.
Writing Assignment: Explain how the invention of the car helped society in the past
You write about the most popular car available today.
What is wrong with your writing?
The purpose of your writing is wrong.
Your assignment was written for a different audience than it should have been.
You did the wrong task.
You did not write a long enough text.
The problem is that you did not do the task correctly.
4.
Your social studies teacher asks you to complete the writing assignment below in class.
Writing Assignment: Which country do you think is the best country overseas to visit?
You write about visiting Germany.
What is the purpose of this writing assignment?
To persuade the reader to visit Germany.
To inform the reader about the geographical landmarks in Germany.
To entertain the reader with a story about Germany.
To express sadness for Germany
The answer to the question for the writing assignment would be your opinion.
5.
Your social studies teacher asks you to complete the writing assignment below in class.
Writing Assignment: Which country do you think is the best country overseas to visit?
You write about visiting Germany.
Who could be the audience for this writing assignment?
People who are very busy with work and family.
People who travel regularly.
Young teenagers.
Business owners.
People who are likely visit countries overseas would be most interested in the topic.
6.
Your social studies teacher asks you to complete the writing assignment below in class.
Writing Assignment: Which country do you think is the best country overseas to visit?
You write about visiting Germany.
What is the task?
To write a poem about countries.
To write a persuasive essay about visiting Germany.
To write a short story about a magical land in Germany.
To write a drama about a haunted castle in Germany.
This task would most likely be written in the form of an essay.
7.
Your English teacher asks you to complete the writing assignment below in class.
Writing Assignment: Write about a girl getting lost in a cave.
What is the purpose of this writing assignment?
To express feelings about getting lost in a cave.
To persuade the reader to avoid caves because you could get lost in them.
To inform the reader about what to do if you are lost in a cave.
To entertain the reader with a story about getting lost in a cave.
This would most likely be written to entertain.
8.
Your English teacher asks you to complete the writing assignment below in class.
Writing Assignment: Write about a girl getting lost in a cave.
Who could be the audience for this writing assignment?
Toddlers.
Senior citizens.
Young teenagers.
Doctors and nurses.
Young teenagers would probably enjoy reading this the most.
9.
Your English teacher asks you to complete the writing assignment below in class.
Writing Assignment: Write about a girl getting lost in a cave.
What is the task?
To write an informative essay about what happens to people when they get lost like in a cave.
To write a poem explaining the feelings of getting lost in a cave.
To write a persuasive essay about staying out of a cave so you won't get lost.
To write a short story about accidentally getting lost in a cave.
The task would most likely be written as a short story.
10.
Which of the following would happen if a student writes for the wrong task?
The student would not write well.
The characters would be different.
The purpose and audience might change.
The writing task will not be long enough.
There is a relationship between the task, purpose and audience.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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