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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. Punctuation marks used around direct dialogue and certain titles






2. The character who tells a story






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






4. Two words that look alike but have different meanings






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






14. Any material that will help a writer find information






15. Conversations that characters have with each other






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






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






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






19. When used as a context clue - a statement that sums up an idea






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






21. The use of sources - such as books - newspapers - and the Internet - to find information






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






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






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






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






26. Words spoken by the actors in a drama






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






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






29. The events that happen in a story






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






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






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






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






34. A simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated






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






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






37. A tool that helps to organize ideas and can be used to visually illustrate ideas






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






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






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






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






42. A phrase that has a subject and verb and can stand alone as its own sentence






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






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






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






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






47. Two words that look alike but have different meanings






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






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






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