Useful as a pre- or post- test or both.
An engaging assessment that requires close reading.
>This 20 question test covers the four basic types of writing: Narrative, Expository, Descriptive, Persuasive
>Most appropriate for grades 7-9, or low upperclassmen
>Pgs. 1-2: 20 questions: multiple choice, fill in the blank, & identify
>Pgs. 3-4: Five writing samples for student reference. Students need these samples in order to answer questions 16-20, in which they must identify the type of writing in the samples.
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?
Types of Sentences Practice Declarative, Imperative, Exclamatory, Interrogative
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