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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 form of a verb that describes actions that have not happened yet






2. A word that links objects (generally nouns or pronouns) to other words in a sentence






3. A statement that cannot be proven. It communicates someone's feeling or judgment.






4. Figurative language that compares two things using 'like' or 'as'






5. The struggle or problem faced by the characters in a story






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






7. A simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated






8. Knowledge you have before you read a text - which is used to make inferences about the text






9. Writing that tells a story






10. The smallest unit of sound in a word that contains at least a vowel or a vowel and consonant






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






12. Marks that tell the reader when to pause - when a sentence ends - or what kind of sentence he or she is reading






13. A group of lines in a poem






14. A book or set of books that gives facts about many topics






15. A form of the perfect tense made by combining the past tense of 'to have' with the past tense of a verb






16. A group of letters that is added before or after a root






17. A punctuation mark used to end a sentence that is a statement or command






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






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






20. A book of maps






21. A word that means the same or almost the same as another word






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






23. The reason something happens






24. Using the correct arrangement of letters when writing a word






25. Words in a sentence or paragraph that help you figure out the meaning of an unfamiliar word






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






27. A group of lines in a poem






28. To identify ways that multiple things are alike






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






30. A word that links objects (generally nouns or pronouns) to other words in a sentence






31. The point in a story at which the conflict of the story is addressed by the main characters(s)






32. The process of reading your writing and looking for errors in grammar - spelling - and structure






33. Something that can be proven to be true






34. Books or Web sites that contain particular kinds of information






35. A word or phrase that shows strong feeling






36. Letters added to the end of a root word that change the meaning of the word






37. A form of the perfect tense made by combining the present tense of 'to have' with the past participle of a verb






38. A form of the perfect tense made by combining the future tense of 'to have' with the past tense form of a verb






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






40. The point in a story at which the conflict of the story is addressed by the main characters(s)






41. The literal meaning of a word






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






43. The character who tells a story






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






45. A simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated






46. To identify ways that multiple things are different






47. The smallest unit of sound in a word that contains at least a vowel or a vowel and consonant






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






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






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