Quarterly Practice Analysis Mr. Lo and Mr. Gibson
The Reading Messy Room adapted from Shel Silverstein Whosever room this is should be ashamed! His underwear is hanging on the lamp. His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair, And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp. His workbook is wedged in the window, His sweater's been chucked on the floor. His scarf and one ski have eaten the TV, And his pants have been carelessly hung on the door. His books are all jammed in the trash, His vest has been left in the hall. An unsettled lizard named Ed hisses in his bed, And his smelly old sock has been stuck to the wall. Where’s that toy I was playing with? This room is a big black hole! Whosever room this is should be ashamed! Donald or Robert or Willie or-- Huh? You say it's mine? How troublesome! I didn’t realize! Where’s that toy I was playing with?
Question #9 Choose the sentence in which the word “prompt” functions in a similar way. The computer didn’t prompt me to confirm before it deleted my document! I am prompt about turning my homework in to my teacher. I would have done my homework, but my mother forgot to prompt me to do so. The students responded to the writing prompt with well-organized paragraphs. The students would receive extra time at recess if they were prompt to class for an entire week. Is this being used as a noun, verb, or adjective?
Question #10 Is this being used as a noun, verb, or adjective?
Question #11 Which of the following lines from the poem best identify it as first-person point of view? His underwear is hanging on the lamp And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp. An unsettled lizard named Ed hisses in his bed, Huh? You say it’s mine? How troublesome. Points of View: First Person uses “I, My, Mine, You, We” Third Person uses “He, She, It, They”
Question #12 What is the mood created by the authors of the poem and the cartoon. admiring critical humorous serious Mood Mood is the feeling the author wants the reader to feel.
Question #13 What purpose does the use of personification have? His scarf and one ski have eaten the TV Compares the poem to a real life messy room Describes the events of the poem more specifically Gives the poem an emotional connection to the reader Tells how the scarf and the ski in the poem may be truly alive Figurative Language: Personification is giving human like qualities to inanimate objects in order to create an emotional tie to the reader.
Question #14 What point is the author making when he uses the following metaphor? This room is a big black hole! This room seems to suck in every object. The author notices that the room is very dark. The room is literally eating all of the objects in it. The room was once used as a part of a scientific experiment. Figurative Language: A metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things without using the word “like” or “as”.
Question #17 Read the following paragraph. (1) Writing an essay requires many steps. (2) First, you have to pre-plan to gather ideas. Next you compose a rough draft. (3) If you make a correction when checking your rough draft by hand. (4) Writing an essay is challenging work. Which sentence is a sentence fragment? Sentence 1 Sentence 2 Sentence 3 Sentence 4 If you make a correction when checking your rough draft by hand. Let’s take a look at this. The word “if” is a subordinating conjunction. “ When” is also a subordinating conjunction. A sentence cannot have two dependent clauses .
Question #18 Read the following sentence. Five hundred years ago people did not have many forms of transportation. Which choice best revises the sentence to extend its meaning? Five hundred years ago people did not have any forms of transportation, so they walked. Five hundred years ago people had to find other forms of transportation because they did not have any technology. Five hundred years ago people had no cars, bullet trains, or planes as forms of transportation. Five hundred years ago people had to find different methods of transportation instead of current technology. By adding the type of transportation, you have added or “extended” what exactly they did have access to.
Question #19 A student wants to make sure that her paper is typed and looks like a professional could have written it. With which writing trait is the student most concerned? Ideas Presentation Sentence Fluency Voice Ideas: Presentation: Sentence Fluency: Voice:
Question #21 Read the following sentence beginning. The boy or the girl Which sentence ending supports the correct subject-verb agreement? are fantastic dancers. have been fantastic dancers is a fantastic dancer. were a fantastic dancer. When deciding what is correct subject/verb agreement with a compound noun that uses “or”, you must use the singular verb Because it is either the boy or the girl.
Question #22 Read the following. His workbook is wedged in the window, His sweater's been chucked on the floor. His scarf and one ski have eaten the TV, In the line above, the word “chucked” is used as a conjunction modifier subject verb Conjunction: A word that combines words, phrases, and clauses. Modifier: A word (adjective) used to describe another word. Subject: Who or What the sentence is about. Verb: The action or state of being
Question #23 Choose the verb phrase that correctly completes the sentence. The ladies on the patio are drinking tea daintily. is being drinking tea daintily. is drinking tea daintily. was drinking tea daintily. Remember! The prepositional phrase is not the subject of the sentence!
Question #24 Which item correctly combines the simple sentences below to form a compound sentence? His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair. The chair is becoming quite mucky and damp. His rain is there in the overstuffed chair: and the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp. His raincoat is there mucky and damp on the overstuffed chair. His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair; it made the chair quite mucky and damp. His raincoat is in the chair becoming quite mucky and damp. You can create a compound sentence two different ways. You can either use a ( , ) and a FANBOY or a ( ; ).
Question #25 Which item correctly combines the simple sentences below to form a complex sentence? I threw the ball across the field. It landed. It went in the pond. After I threw the ball across the field, it landed in the pond. I threw the ball across the field, and it landed in the pond. I threw it across the field and into the pond. I threw it into the pond just across the field. Remember! A complex sentence is created by combining a dependent clause and an independent clause! You create a dependent clause by adding a subordinating conjunction like “after” to the beginning of a sentence.
Question #26 Choose the sentence that best illustrates correct placement of modifiers. The girl was excited to win the beauty pageant and went home with the prize’s large and golden. The girl was excited to win the big and beautiful pageant and went home with the prize. The girl, large and golden, was excited to win the beauty pageant and went home with the prize. The girl was excited to win the beauty pageant and went home with the large and golden prize. Remember! A modifier is a word used to describe something. (Like an adjective) A modifier always goes next to the word it describes.
Question #27 Read the following sentence. I will not do nothing that you ask me to do. Which sentence correctly states the intent of the above sentence? I will do anything you ask me to do. I will do not nothing you ask me to do. I won’t do nothing you ask me to do. I won’t do anything you ask me to. Remember! You cannot have two negatives in a sentence!
Question #28 Which of the following is a non-sentence? The woman kept a Gucci purse. Because the woman kept a Gucci purse. She is keeping a Gucci purse. Did the woman keep a Gucci purse? Remember! A dependent clause is a sentence fragment!
Question #29 Read the following sentences. Mr. Lo wanted his students to do well on the test. He promised his students a reward. Which sentence best combines the sentences? Wanting them to do well on the test, a reward to his students was promised by Mr. Lo. Because he wanted his students to do well on the test, Mr. Lo promised them a reward. Mr. Lo wanted his students to do well in the test, but promised his students a reward. Mr. Lo was concerned, and wanted his students to do well, and promised a reward to his students.
Question #30 Read the following sentence. His eight-year-old brother was making him angry with his bad behavior. The hyphen is used before the noun to avoid awkward combination of letters. divide words correct in a sentence join compound words in a sentence join words serving as a single adjective. Hyphens can be used multiple ways. One way is to string together a series of adjectives to make one longer adjective.