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Grade 5 Writing - Sequence

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The beginning of narratives should include a situation, then the characters in the story should be developed within the events. Also, the events should unfold naturally, with each happening in sequence. Planning first before writing the narrative would be beneficial. In this quiz, the students will answer questions about writing the beginning part of a narrative.

1.
In a narrative, the student wants to write a story about a girl who accidentally wears her pajamas to school.
How should the story begin?
By introducing the characters in detail.
By describing the setting.
By creating a situation.
By describing the problem.
A situation should be created first.
2.
In a narrative, the student wants to write a story about a girl who accidentally wears her pajamas to school.
Which description below should be used to introduce the setting?
The setting is at a house and it is during the spring.
Beverly is living at her house and it is a warm day.
On a beautiful spring day, the sun rose over the mountains of Beverly's house.
On a day at Beverly's house, a problem is about to occur.
This statement best sets the scene of the story.
3.
In a narrative, the student wants to write a story about a girl who accidentally wears her pajamas to school.
Which description below should be used to introduce the character?
A young girl named Beverly is brushing her teeth before heading to her 5th grade class.
Beverly is a young girl. She will go to school.
School is where Beverly will be going. She is a young girl.
The girl is Beverly. She goes to school. She is in the 5th grade.
This sentence includes the most details.
4.
Which of the following would NOT be a good introduction?
There was a knock at the door and Sally was a 10-year old girl.
The jury entered back into the hushed courtroom to wait for the verdict.
Horses ran across the field as Farmer Todd entered the barn.
With the television volume up to the highest degree, the neighbors began knocking on the door.
This introduction contains the fewest details.
5.
What details should definitely be included in an introduction of a character?
Their last test score.
Their appearance.
Their middle name.
Their favorite pet.
Most descriptions of characters include at least a little about their appearance.
6.
Which of the following should NOT be included in the introduction to a story?
The characters.
The conflict at its worst.
The setting.
The beginning of the conflict.
When the conflict is at its worst, it will be much later in the story.
7.
Do all of the characters have to be introduced at the beginning of the story?
No, they should be introduced as they are brought into the story.
No, some of the characters should be introduced at the very end of the story.
Yes, so that the reader knows all of the characters.
Yes, but only if they are the minor characters.
Only when the characters are important to the story should they be introduced.
8.
Read the event below.
My best friend, Paris, was telling my secret to her sister.
Which event should take place next?
I whispered the secret into Paris's ear.
I marched right up to Paris and confronted her.
I really wanted to tell Paris what happened, but I wasn't sure if she would keep it a secret.
Even though Paris revealed my secret, I forgave her.
This is an event that would most likely take place after the first sentence.
9.
Read the event below.
Smoke filled the room and Patty realized it was coming from the oven.
Which event should take place next?
While mixing the cake mix, Patty wasn't sure exactly how long to cook the cake.
The fire blazed and completely destroyed the house.
Patty placed the cake in the oven and then took a shower.
Patty ran to the oven and tried to put out the fire.
This would be an event that would occur after witnessing the fire.
10.
Read the event below.
The news reporter stated that a criminal had escaped prison.
Which event should take place next?
A news reporter began her report about a criminal.
Tiffany quickly turned on the television to watch the local news.
Immediately, Tiffany closed the windows and locked the doors.
The escaped criminal had been caught.
This event would most likely have happened next.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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