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  • 1. 

    Listen to the catchy song about expository writing and then answer the question below. (Note: If you have trouble viewing the video, you can still answer the question.) What is the purpose of an expository essay?

    • A.

      To persuade

    • B.

      To explain

    • C.

      To tell a story

    Correct Answer
    B. To explain
    Explanation
    The purpose of an expository essay is to explain. This type of essay is meant to provide information, clarify concepts, or present a step-by-step process. Unlike persuasive essays, which aim to convince the reader of a particular viewpoint, expository essays focus on presenting objective information in a clear and concise manner. The goal is to educate the reader and enhance their understanding of a specific topic or subject.

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  • 2. 

    A short-answer response (SAR), must have 3 essential parts:1) An answer in your own words.2) Evidence from the text to support your answer.3) An explanation showing deeper understanding and a connection between your answer and the evidence.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The answer is true. This can be supported by evidence from the text, which states that a short-answer response (SAR) must have three essential parts: an answer in your own words, evidence from the text, and an explanation showing deeper understanding and a connection between your answer and the evidence. This shows that the given answer is correct because it includes all three essential parts of a SAR.

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  • 3. 

    Read the following sample introductory paragraph, then answer the following question: The other day when I was walking to school, I saw a street cleaner sit in the truck while hispartner did all of the work. Both of those people were getting paid. People need to take streetcleaning more seriously. Street cleaning is important because it decreases the pollution, it gives our city a better look, and it increases employment. Which sentence serves as the hook for this introductory paragraph? 

    • A.

      Both of those people were getting paid.

    • B.

      People need to take street cleaning more seriously.

    • C.

      Street cleaning is important because it decreases the pollution, it gives our city a better look, and it increases employment.

    • D.

      The other day when I was walking to school, I saw a street cleaner sit in the truck while his partner did all of the work.

    Correct Answer
    D. The other day when I was walking to school, I saw a street cleaner sit in the truck while his partner did all of the work.
    Explanation
    The sentence "The other day when I was walking to school, I saw a street cleaner sit in the truck while his partner did all of the work" serves as the hook for this introductory paragraph because it captures the reader's attention and sets the stage for the topic of street cleaning and the author's perspective on it.

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  • 4. 

    Read the following sample introductory paragraph, then answer the following question: The other day when I was walking to school, I saw a street cleaner sit in the truck while hispartner did all of the work. Both of those people were getting paid. People need to take streetcleaning more seriously. Street cleaning is important because it decreases the pollution, it gives our city a better look, and it increases employment. What will the second body paragraph be about? ​ (Hint: the thesis lists what each body paragraph will be about in order.)

    • A.

      Decreases The Pollution.

    • B.

      Street Cleaning

    • C.

      It Gives The City A Better Look

    • D.

      It Increases Employment

    Correct Answer
    C. It Gives The City A Better Look
    Explanation
    The second body paragraph will be about how street cleaning gives the city a better look. This is indicated by the sentence "Street cleaning is important because it... gives our city a better look" in the introductory paragraph. The paragraph will likely discuss how clean streets contribute to the overall appearance and aesthetic of the city, making it more visually appealing to residents and visitors.

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  • 5. 

    Based on this brainstorming map (see image), what can we assume the thesis statement and it supporting points will be?

    • A.

      Global Warming; Economic, Geographical, Political, Environmental, and Human Factor.

    • B.

      Human Factor; Economics, Geographical, Global Warming, Political, and Human Factor

    • C.

      Economics; Geographical, Political, Environmental, Human Factor and Global Warming

    • D.

      Politics: Global Warming, Human Factor, Economics, Geographical, and Environmental

    Correct Answer
    A. Global Warming; Economic, Geographical, Political, Environmental, and Human Factor.
    Explanation
    The thesis statement will likely focus on global warming and its impact on various aspects such as economics, geography, politics, environment, and human factors. These supporting points suggest that the essay or discussion will explore how global warming affects the economy, geography, politics, environment, and human behavior.

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