MAP 5th Grade Language Arts : Writing

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Example Question #1 : Develop

Read the main idea of a writing assignment provided below. 

Hilton Head Island is the best place to go on a vacation. 

Based on this main idea, what should be discussed in the body paragraphs? 

Possible Answers:

Reasons why Hilton Head Island is a great vacation spot

Different areas to go on vacation 

Directions to get to Hilton head Island 

Beaches found around the United States 

Correct answer:

Reasons why Hilton Head Island is a great vacation spot

Explanation:

Body paragraphs should always support the main idea. Each paragraph should provide an example that proves the main idea. In this case, the main idea is stating thatHilton Head Island is the best place to go to for a vacation; thus, the body paragraphs should give reasons why it's so great. 

The correct answer is, "Reasons why Hilton Head Island is a great vacation spot ".

Example Question #2 : Develop

Read the main idea of a writing assignment provided below. 

Carbon monoxide has a negative impact on the environment. 

Based on this main idea, what should be discussed in the body paragraphs? 

Possible Answers:

The various environments that produce carbon monoxide 

The contributors of carbon monoxide within the environment 

Examples of negative impacts of carbon monoxide on the environment 

Examples of environments in different countries and parts of the word

Correct answer:

Examples of negative impacts of carbon monoxide on the environment 

Explanation:

Body paragraphs should always support the main idea. Each paragraph should provide an example that proves the main idea. In this case, the main idea is stating that carbon monoxide has a negative impact on the environment; thus, the body paragraphs should give examples that prove this to be true. 

The correct answer is, "Examples of negative impacts of carbon monoxide on the environment ".

Example Question #1 : Writing

David is planning to write a report on endangered animals. Which source would be the most useful for him? 

Possible Answers:

An articles that talks about Bald Eagles 

A chart that outlines the life cycle of a Bald Eagle 

An article that discusses various endangered animals 

A chart that includes pictures of endangered animals 

Correct answer:

An article that discusses various endangered animals 

Explanation:

A source is something that is used to learn information on a topic. In this case, David needs something that will help him learn about different endangered animals.

Of our answer choices, the best answer is an article that discusses various endangered animals. A chart the includes pictures of endangered animals wouldn't provide enough information to write a report. Also, the report is on more than just one endangered animal; thus, information only on the Bald Eagle would not be as helpful as an article that discusses several endangered animals. 

Example Question #2 : Writing

Alison is going to write a report about the solar system. Which source would be the most useful for her? 

Possible Answers:

A book that provides details about Jupiter 

A chart that outlines the rotation of each planet around the Sun

A book that provides details about Saturn  

A book that discusses each planet 

Correct answer:

A book that discusses each planet 

Explanation:

A source is something that is used to learn information on a topic. In this case, Alison needs something that will help her learn about all of the planets so that she can write a report on it. Of our answer choices, the best answer is a book that discusses each planet.  

A book that provides details about just one planet won't be very helpful to Alison because she is writing a report on all of the planets in the solar system. Also, a chart that only outlines each planet's rotation around the sun won't provide Alison with enough information to right a report on each planet. 

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