Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Reading: Foundational Skills

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Example Question #1 : Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts

Fill in the blank. 

The first word of a sentence should always be __________. 

Possible Answers:

sad

capitalized 

happy

funny

Correct answer:

capitalized 

Explanation:

Whenever you write a sentence, the first word must always be capitalized. It does not matter if the first word is happy, sad, or funny, the word just has to be capitalized. 

Example Question #2 : Reading: Foundational Skills

Fill in the blank:

A question should end with a __________. 

Possible Answers:

exclamation point

question mark

period

Correct answer:

question mark

Explanation:

A question should end with a question mark. 

Example Question #3 : Reading: Foundational Skills

What is missing from the sentence below? 

today we ran to school. 

Possible Answers:

A question mark

Ending punctuation  

A capital letter at the beginning of the sentence

Correct answer:

A capital letter at the beginning of the sentence

Explanation:

A sentence always needs to begin with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark: period, exclamation point, or question mark. 

This sentence ends with a period, but it missing the capital letter at the beginning. The word "today" should be "Today", with a capital T. 

Example Question #4 : Reading: Foundational Skills

What is missing from the sentence below? 

will you go to the store?

Possible Answers:

Ending punctuation

A capital letter at the beginning of the sentence

A question mark

Correct answer:

A capital letter at the beginning of the sentence

Explanation:

A sentence always needs to begin with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark: period, exclamation point, or question mark. 

This sentence ends with a question mark, but it missing the capital letter at the beginning. The word "will" should be "Will", with a capital W.

Example Question #1 : Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts

What is missing from the sentence below? 

he runs fast. 

Possible Answers:

A question mark

A capital letter at the beginning of the sentence

Ending punctuation  

Correct answer:

A capital letter at the beginning of the sentence

Explanation:

A sentence always needs to begin with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark: period, exclamation point, or question mark. 

This sentence ends with a period, but it missing the capital letter at the beginning. The word "he" should be "He", with a capital H. 

Example Question #6 : Reading: Foundational Skills

What is missing from the sentence below? 

she likes chips. 

Possible Answers:

Ending punctuation

A question mark

A capital letter at the beginning of the sentence

Correct answer:

A capital letter at the beginning of the sentence

Explanation:

A sentence always needs to begin with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark: period, exclamation point, or question mark. 

This sentence ends with a period, but it missing the capital letter at the beginning. The word "she" should be "She", with a capital S. 

Example Question #7 : Reading: Foundational Skills

What is missing from the sentence below?

stir the soup please. 

Possible Answers:

Ending punctuation  

A capital letter at the beginning of the sentence

A question mark

Correct answer:

A capital letter at the beginning of the sentence

Explanation:

A sentence always needs to begin with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark: period, exclamation point, or question mark. 

This sentence ends with a period, but it missing the capital letter at the beginning. The word "stir" should be "Stir", with a capital S. 

Example Question #8 : Reading: Foundational Skills

What is missing from the sentence below? 

Will you walk with me

Possible Answers:

A question mark

A capital letter at the beginning of the sentence

A period

Correct answer:

A question mark

Explanation:

A sentence always needs to begin with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark: period, exclamation point, or question mark. 

This sentence starts with a capital letter, but it does not have ending punctuation. This sentence is asking a question, so it is missing a question mark. 

Example Question #9 : Reading: Foundational Skills

What is missing from the sentence below? 

What is your name

Possible Answers:

A period

A question mark

A capital letter at the beginning of the sentence

Correct answer:

A question mark

Explanation:

A sentence always needs to begin with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark: period, exclamation point, or question mark. 

This sentence starts with a capital letter, but it does not have ending punctuation. This sentence is asking a question, so it is missing a question mark. 

Example Question #10 : Reading: Foundational Skills

What is missing from the sentence below? 

How are you

Possible Answers:

A period

A capital letter at the beginning of the sentence

A question mark

Correct answer:

A question mark

Explanation:

A sentence always needs to begin with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark: period, exclamation point, or question mark. 

This sentence starts with a capital letter, but it does not have ending punctuation. This sentence is asking a question, so it is missing a question mark. 

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