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The main characteristics of most cars are four wheels, a body where the driver and passengers sit, a steering wheel, an engine, and headlights and taillights.

Books and stories which only include real people, animals, plants, science, events, etc. A book about birds in Tucson is a nonfiction book. The main idea of a passage or reading is the the most important thought or message. In contrast to the term topic, which refers to the subject under discussion. The main idea of Mr. Taylor's instructions is that it is important to follow directions. Multi-meaning words will have the different meanings listed and numbered 1, 2, 3, etc. A person's belief based on what seems true, or probable; a person's judgment.

Many people have the opinion that French cooking is the best in the world. A group of persons organized for some specific purpose, such as a club, business, team, etc. The Rio Vista band is an organization of students with an interest in music. A story that tells a story based on a personal experience of the writer. Jasmine wrote a personal narrative about a trip to visit her grandmother. The plural of bone is bones.

The arrangement of the main events in a book, story, poem, or film, also known as the "story line. The plot of most mysteries starts with a murder. A way of viewing things; an attitude or the position from which something is observed or considered; a standpoint. Taylor's point of view that students must be held responsible for completing their work.

The possessive form of John is John's. For example, to say John owns the airplane, you would say "It is John's airplane. In a sentence, the verb action word or the verb and words that describe the verb. A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to change its meaning. Prefixes are placed at the beginning of words to change their meanings. The prefixes we will see often are "pre-" before , "post-" after , "un-" opposite of , "anti-" against , "hemi-" half , "non-" absence of , "out-" exceeding , "trans-" across , etc.

The sentence "John was un happy in pre school" has two prefixes. Special marks in sentences or phrases that make the sentences or phrases easier to understand. Some common punctuation marks are: The comma , tells where to pause or take a breath. A word that can start to build the meaning of many words. A run -on sentence is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses i. The introduction is at the beginning of a story and it tells you what the main idea s will be; it lets you.

An introduction to your teacher lets you meet. In grammar, the form of a word that says there is only one of something.

In the sentence "There was only one Juliana in the class, but there were two Gabriels," Juliana is singular and Gabriels is plural. The word "sign" has many meanings. When you vote in any election, you have to sign your name. The who, what, where and why--the parts that make up a story. In Harry Potter, the main characters are Harry, Hermione, and Ron; the setting is Castle Hogwarts; and the plot is to learn to be wizards and keep Harry safe from Voldemort.

The way things are planned to happen in our lives, schools, or work. Taylor's class schedules a trip to the gem and mineral show in February. The person, place or thing that does the action in a sentence. In the sentence "Michael finished his report before lunch," "Michael" is the subject , and "finished" is the action verb.

Letters or syllables added to the end of a word to change its meaning. Suffixes such as "-ish" and "-er" can be added to the word "small" to change its meaning to smallish and smaller. To state briefly; to shorten to its most important parts. Taylor asked us to summarize the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone. They come after the topic sentence, making up the body of a paragraph. What do they do? They give details to develop and help the reader better understand the topic sentence main idea.

If your topic sentence is "Harry Potter has a special wand," you could add supporting details about the wand, such as where he got it, what it's made of, and why it's a special wand. Synonyms of "bend" are curve and twist. In the sentence "Anthony ran his race and is now standing next to the track," "ran" the action and "standing" state of being are both verbs.

A word that is made by putting together parts of other words. The word "radar" is an acronym that was built from " ra dio d etecting a nd r anging". The word "brilliant" is an adjective in the sentence "Yatzari is a brilliant student". A word that Modifies describes a verb. For example, a gardening almanac might tell when to plant different flowers and vegetables. A phrase or sentence that shows how different things may be alike in some ways.

The heart and pump are alike in one way: Taylor had so many interesting stories to tell. One day he was going to publish his collection as 'An Artist's Anthology. A word that has an opposite meaning. A short, clear, wise statement that tells an opinion or a saying that many people believe is true. An aphorism about a famous musician is the sentence "Irving Berlin has no place in American music - he IS American music.

Taylor and Maria were taking turns reading 'The Chamber of Secrets' to the class. The audience was very quiet as the readers reached a scary part of the story.

His author's purpose was to entertain his readers with his funny story. The story of someone's life, written by that person. Taylor had given the students their first assignment of the year: A booklet or pamphlet that describes a subject; often an advertisement. A short description or title of an illustration in a text. A set of things that are grouped together because they have something in common. Which category would he start with?

Reading, Writing, Science, Math? Knocking over the glass was the cause of soaking her homework. An organized test among entrants to find out which is best at doing something. Kuhn would have a conversation with the "Wheels in Motion" people to learn whether their contest would come to Rio Vista this year. A book of a person's daily happenings and thoughts. Sometimes anything that is not a comedy is called a drama. Reaching a conclusion, or a final decision, about something. A reference book or set of books giving much information on all areas or specialized areas of knowledge.

Helens' in the encyclopedia? A make-believe short story that teaches a moral, especially with animals as characters. A category of artistic works, based on form, style or subject matter.

For example, a detective novel is a genre of fiction. Copied from 3rd and 5th. A word or group of words that names a person, place, or thing. The sentence " Ellie quickly gathered up her books to fill her backpack ,". Reaching a conclusion or decision from facts and reasoning. A rough plan of a written work or speech; a list of main points or features to be covered.

Taylor's drew an outline of his chapter on the smart board. Persons, places, or things that show ownership. A word that may be substituted for a noun "I", "you", "them", "who", "ours", "he", "she", "anybody", etc. To check written work for errors and mark the changes to be made. Words that do not form a complete sentence of subject and verb. Taylor for the first time.

The verb or action word of a sentence or phrase, without words that modify the verb. A figure of speech that compares two different things often with "as" or "like". The subject of the verb of a sentence, without words that modify the subject. In the sentence "The shiny spotted horse frisked around the pasture," the word "horse" is the simple subject.

Your child will have fun using her imagination and honing her writing skills with this writing prompt. Teach your child how to use writing resources like dictionaries thesauruses and help her brush up on her alphabetizing skills with this handy worksheet. Writing with Unexpected Details. In this creative writing exercise, students will rewrite sentences to make them more interesting and practice adding vivid adjectives and adverbs to their writing.

Journal Writing Task Cards 1. Use these 24 cards for daily writing exercises, or hand them out to encourage variety in writing! Journal Writing Task Cards 2. Hook your students with this cookie-themed exercise that will teach the basics of strong persuasive writing.

This worksheet will improve your child's organization in writing by having him to use a flow chart to get in the habit of outlining his ideas. With this exercise, students will practice writing counter-arguments and rebuttals. Conclusions for Informational Writing. Train your students to draft a strong conclusion essay with this writing worksheet! After reading about him, you and your child can try writing a ballad of your own!

Flex your creativity and goodwill thinking with this writing prompt. Your fifth grader can write her own story with this fun writing prompt. Introduce your students to words and phrases that will strengthen their argument writing. Your 5th grader can decide by writing a creative and exciting story to go with this illustration. Practice Writing a Conclusion. With this worksheet, your students will practice writing a conclusion for an informational text about photosynthesis.

Give your budding writer a chance to create her own fictional story based on this picture writing prompt. Introduce your students to argument writing with this high-interest prompt about homework! Persuasive Writing Prompt Cards. Your students will be ready to share their opinions and evidence when answering high interest persuasive writing prompts.

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9th Grade Expository Essay Prompts Situation: A new high school is being built in the county. The community was asked to choose a mascot to represent the school. Directions: Think about an animal or another item that would make a good mascot and why. 9th Grade Essay Prompts.

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Writing Prompts for High School NEW Occasionally, students in elementary school are allowed to advance to the next grade even though they have not successfully completed the lower grade. Advocates of “ social promotion” High School Writing About Literature Prompts 1. Read the poem "Our Son Swears He Has Gallons of .

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Use these 9th grade journal prompts to help young high school students kick off a successful year and make good decisions throughout the school year! Home» Prompts by Grade» 9th Grade Writing Ideas. Pin K. Share 4 . High school can be a game changer for writing, and essays will become much more critical to performing well. This chapter provides some great examples of prompts for 9th grade.

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Assessment Guide. Ninth Grade. Literature. and Composition. • a writing component (in response to passages read by students) at every grade level and course The Ninth Grade Literature and Composition EOC assessment consists of a . Grade 8 Dodd Middle School Cheshire, Connecticut Elizabeth Chesla Writing Prompts. vii Introduction ix 1 Persuasive Writing Prompts 1 Rubrics—Scoring Explanations 19 Model Persuasive Essays 20 prompt. Narrative writingis a type of writing that requires you to tell a.