Types of Writing Assessment: Narrative, Expository, Descriptive, Persuasive
For use as a pre- or post-test.
-This 20 question test covers the four basic types of writing: Narrative, Expository, Descriptive, Persuasive -Most appropriate for grades 7-9, or low upperclassmen
-Page 1-2: 20 questions: multiple choice, fill in the blank, and identify -Page 3-4: Five writing samples, students need these to answer questions 16-20, in which they have to identify the type of writing in the sample. -Page 5: Answer key
Example Questions: 1. The purpose of expository writing is ________. (A) to argue (B) to persuade (C) to explain (D) to inform (E) B & C (answer is C)
2. The purpose of descriptive writing is ________. (A) to argue (B) to inform (C) to debate (D) to describe (E) All of the above (F) D and A (answer is D)
8. Narrative writing is also sometimes called ______________ writing. (possible answers: story or creative)
9. The kind of writing which supports a main idea using examples, details, and/or facts is called ______________ writing. (answer is expository)
17. Example B on the Additional Test Material handout is what type of writing?