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Common Core English Language ELA

Subjects : common-core, english
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. A work of literature - such as a story or a novel - that is made-up






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






9. A sentence with one subject and at least one predicate






10. A broad statement based on specific facts and examples






11. Writing that tells a story






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






13. A group of lines in a poem






14. The position from which a story is told; also the attitude or perspective of the author






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






16. A listing of the resources used for a written project






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






18. Words an author chooses when writing






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






20. Writing that tells the reader about something - gives facts - or explains something






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






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






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






24. A point of view in which 'he' and 'she' are used - and readers learn little about all characters' thoughts






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






26. The final paragraph in an essay






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






28. To identify ways that multiple things are different






29. The central idea or meaning of a story






30. Words spoken by the actors in a drama






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






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






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






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






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






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






37. A word that helps writing flow from one idea to the next






38. A point of view in which 'he' and 'she' are used - and readers learn much about all characters' thoughts






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






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






41. A phrase containing a preposition and an object






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






43. The position from which a story is told; also the attitude or perspective of the author






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






45. A result of a cuase






46. To make corrections and changes in a draft






47. A listing of the resources used for a written project






48. What the passage is mostly about






49. Writing that tells the reader about something - gives facts - or explains something






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