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






2. The way a person who lives in a specific geographical area might speak






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






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






5. The opening section or paragraph of an essay or a report






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






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






8. The literal meaning of a word






9. Section of a book






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






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






12. The form of a verb that tells you when the action takes place






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






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






15. A result of a cuase






16. A book of maps






17. Any person or creature that takes part in the action of a story






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






19. A sentence that is missing a subject or a predicate and does not express a complete thought






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






21. A long sentence that expresses two complete thoughts and should really be two sentences






22. A word that expresses action - a relationship between two things - or a state of being






23. To identify ways that multiple things are alike






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






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






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






27. Words an author chooses when writing






28. Descriptive language that is not used literally and creates an image in the reader's mind






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






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






31. A saying that has been popularly accepted over a period of time






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






33. The reason something happens






34. The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words






35. Information that helps to prove or describe the main idea






36. A part of a longer word that can stand on its own






37. A group of sentences that supports or explains one main idea






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






39. A kind of figurative language that would not make sense if taken literally






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






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






42. A broad statement based on specific facts and examples






43. A piece of information in literature - such as a name - an action - or a description






44. A simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated






45. The order in which things happen in a text






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






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






48. To identify ways that multiple things are different






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






50. A simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated