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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 used to describe actions that have already been completed






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






3. The final paragraph in an essay






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






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






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






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






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






9. Writing that tries to convince readers to do something or think a certain way






10. Punctuation marks used around direct dialogue and certain titles






11. Writing broken into lines or stanzas - often with rhyme and rhythm






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






13. A way of telling a story from the point of view of 'I' or 'we'






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






15. The location and time in which a story takes place






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






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






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






19. The final paragraph in an essay






20. A phrase containing a preposition and an object






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






28. Two words that look alike but have different meanings






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






38. A word or phrase that shows strong feeling






39. Something that can be proven to be true






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






48. A phrase containing a preposition and an object






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






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