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Example Question #1 : Plan

Looking at the image provided, select the word that would complete the graphic organizer. 

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Possible Answers:

Swim

Dance 

Ball

Eat

Correct answer:

Ball

Explanation:

The graphic organizer provided is about soccer. We know this because "soccer" is in the middle of the graphic organizer. The other words provided, "goal", "field", and "score", are all words that are related to playing soccer. When you are playing soccer, you score, you play on a field, and there is a goal. 

Of our answer choices, "ball" fits the best in the graphic organizer because you need a ball in order to play soccer. You do not swim while playing soccer, nor do you eat or dance. 

Example Question #1 : Develop

Select the group of words that would be best used to describe the sun. 

Possible Answers:

round, soft, cold

bright, small, round 

close, bright, soft 

round, bright, hot

Correct answer:

round, bright, hot

Explanation:

Let's think about what we know about the sun. It's in our solar system, which is very far away. When we look up into the skye during the day, we can normally see the sun, and it's a circle, which means it's round. Also, the sun produces heat so it's very warm. Because of these details, the best answer is the group of words that contain "round", "bright", and "hot"". 

 

Example Question #2 : Develop

Select the group of words that would be best used to describe a sweater. 

Possible Answers:

cold, hard, soft 

warm, soft, comfortable 

tight, hard, cold 

warm, hard, thin 

Correct answer:

warm, soft, comfortable 

Explanation:

Let's think about what we know about sweaters. We usually wear them when it's cold outside to keep up warm and most of the clothes that we wear are soft and comfortable. Why would we wear something that wasn't comfortable? Because of these details, the best answer is the group of words that contain "warm", "soft", and "comfortable". 

Example Question #1 : Writing

Looking at the sentence provided, select the word that could replace the underlined word. 

Seeing my older sister get off of the school bus made me so happy because I could not wait to play with her. 

Possible Answers:

excited 

sad

hungry 

tired 

Correct answer:

excited 

Explanation:

We are looking for a word to replace "happy" so we want to look for a word that has the same, or close to the same, meaning. "Hungry", "tired", and "sad" do not mean the same thing as "happy" and these words do not make sense in our sentence. The best replacement for the word "happy" is "excited" because they are close to meaning the same thing.  

Example Question #1 : Map 2nd Grade Language Arts

Select the sentence that has the correct punctuation. 

Possible Answers:

I went to the store to get eggs milk and bread. 

I went to the store to get eggs, milk, and bread. 

I went to the store to get eggs milk and bread 

I went to the store to get eggs, milk, and bread 

Correct answer:

I went to the store to get eggs, milk, and bread. 

Explanation:

A sentence needs to end with some form of punctuation, either a period, question mark, or exclamation mark. The two choices that don't end with a punctuation mark are not correct. Also, each sentence contains a list of items, "eggs, milk, and bread". When we have a list of three or more items, a comma needs to go between the items in a list. 

The correct answer is, "I went to the store to get eggs, milk, and bread."

Example Question #2 : Map 2nd Grade Language Arts

Select the complete sentence. 

Possible Answers:

Each and every kid on the team. 

Each kid on the team played. 

Each happy kid on the team. 

Each kid on the team. 

Correct answer:

Each kid on the team played. 

Explanation:

A complete sentence expresses a complete thought. The sentence needs to have a subject and a verb. The only sentence that is a complete thought and has both a subject and a verb is "Each kid on the team played." The subject is "kid" and the verb is "played". The other answer choices are sentence fragments, meaning they do not express a complete thought. 

Example Question #3 : Map 2nd Grade Language Arts

Select the complete sentence. 

Possible Answers:

The students in the class learned about the rainforest today. 

The class and the students. 

The very happy students in the class. 

The students in the class. 

Correct answer:

The students in the class learned about the rainforest today. 

Explanation:

A complete sentence expresses a complete thought. The sentence needs to have a subject and a verb. The only sentence that is a complete thought and has both a subject and a verb is "The students in the class learned about the rainforest today. " The subject is "students" and the verb is "learned". The other answer choices are sentence fragments, meaning they do not express a complete thought. 

Example Question #1 : Usage

Select the correct word to fill in the blank. 

The cat __________ on the step. 

Possible Answers:

is

were

am

are

Correct answer:

is

Explanation:

This sentence is talking about one cat, we know this because the sentence says "the cat". Because we are only talking about one cat, "were" and "are" are not correct because we would use those words to talk about more than one cat. The word "am" is used with the pronoun "I", so that is not correct. The correct answer is "is". 

"The cat is on the step."

Example Question #2 : Usage

Select the correct word to fill in the blank. 

I ________ hungry. 

Possible Answers:

is

has 

am

were

Correct answer:

am

Explanation:

This sentence is talking about one person, the pronoun "I". The only choice that goes with the word "I" is "am". "Is" and "has" goes with the pronouns "she" and "he". "Were" goes with a group of people, like "they". 

Example Question #1 : Understanding And Editing For Mechanics

In the sentence provided, where should a period go? 

I can't wait to go to the park tomorrow 

Possible Answers:

Before the word "tomorrow" 

Before the word "I" 

After the word "tomorrow"

After the word "I"

Correct answer:

After the word "tomorrow"

Explanation:

Periods go at the end of a sentence. The period for the sentence provided should go after the word "tomorrow". 

I can't wait to go to the park tomorrow.

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