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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 type of literature written to be performed onstage by actors






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






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






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






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






6. Words spoken by the actors in a drama






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






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






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






10. A simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated






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






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






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






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






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






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






17. Writing that tells a story






18. The central idea or meaning of a story






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






20. A book of maps






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






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






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






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






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






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






27. The central idea or meaning of a story






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






29. A broad statement based on specific facts and examples






30. Any material that will help a writer find information






31. The reason something happens






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






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






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






35. A simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated






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






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






38. The events that happen in a story






39. Words spoken by the actors in a drama






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






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






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






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






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






45. The final paragraph in an essay






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






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






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






49. What the passage is mostly about






50. Any material that will help a writer find information