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Common Core English Language ELA

Subjects : common-core, english
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A long sentence that expresses two complete thoughts and should really be two sentences






2. A phrase that has a subject and verb and can stand alone as its own sentence






3. The literal meaning of a word






4. A quality that is part of a character's personality






5. Words that are spelled the same but have more than one meaning






6. A broad statement based on specific facts and examples






7. A word that has the opposite meaning of another word






8. A piece of information that deomonstrates or illustrates a more broad word or concept






9. Section of a book






10. Words an author chooses when writing






11. A punctuation mark used in lists - with conjunctions - between clauses - after an introductory word or phrase - and to set off direct address






12. The plan for an essay or report in list form






13. Introduces the reader to the characters and the setting early in a story






14. An educated guess about a passsage based on details in the passage - prior knowledge - and common sense






15. A group of lines in a poem






16. The basic word part that another word is made of - when an affix is added






17. A publication - such as a newspaper - magazine - or brochure - that is released daily - weekly - monthly - or yearly






18. A word that connects two or more words or sentences






19. A work of literature - such as a story or a novel - that is made-up






20. A way of telling a story from the point of view of someone who is not involved in the story






21. A group of lines in a poem






22. One of the first versions of a writer's work






23. A form of a verb that describes actions that have not happened yet






24. Figurative language that makes a direct comparison between two things or ideas






25. Information in a piece of persuasive writing that is related to its issue and supports its position






26. The use of capital letters at the beginning of sentences and certain kinds of words






27. A word or phrase that shows strong feeling






28. To identify ways that multiple things are alike






29. An Internet reference that gives a list of Internet sites related to a topic






30. A group of letters added to the beginning of a root word






31. An Internet reference that gives a list of Internet sites related to a topic






32. A sentence that tells the main idea of a paragraph






33. The reason a character does a certain thing or acts a certain way






34. To identify ways that multiple things are different






35. The events that happen in a story






36. An educated guess about a passsage based on details in the passage - prior knowledge - and common sense






37. The use of sources - such as books - newspapers - and the Internet - to find information






38. A form of a verb used to describe actions that have already happened






39. The part of the story when the problems are solved and the story ends






40. To identify ways that multiple things are alike






41. Correcting and changing a text in order to improve it






42. Punctuation used to show excitement or emotion - placed at the end of a sentence






43. A book that lists words alphabetically - tells how to pronounce them - and gives their definitions






44. A simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated






45. A form of a verb used to describe actions or events happening currently






46. A capitalized word that names a particular person - place - or thing






47. The order in which things happen in a text






48. Punctuation marks used around direct dialogue and certain titles






49. Conversations that characters have with each other






50. A type of literature written to be performed onstage by actors