TCAP Success Grade 3 ELA Chapter 8

TCAP Success Grade 3 ELA Chapter 8 Sample

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When you write an essay, you have to understand who you are writing to. The audience are the people that will be reading your essay. Below are some questions you may want to consider before you begin the writing process. Which questions below will be the least helpful in the process of writing for an audience? (Choose two)

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Lucia is writing an essay on how to do laundry. She needs help organizing the steps in her essay. Read the sentences and the question that follows.

Sentence 1: Last, choose hot or cold water, and then start the machine.

Sentence 2: Then add the soap.

Sentence 3: First, put in the clothes.

Sentence 4: It is easy to start a load of laundry.

What is the best order for the sentences?

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The following is the beginning of an opinion article that Elizabeth is writing for the school newspaper. The article needs more support for the reasons why goldfish make the best pets. Read the beginning of the article and the directions that follow.

My sister, Jessica, says goldfish are the best pets. They don’t cost much, and they don’t eat much. They don’t need to be let outside early in the morning. We used to have a dog that once ate a remote control. Now, she has a pet goldfish named Nemo. Our mom likes the fish better too.

Choose three sentences that support the reasons given in the paragraph.

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Antonio is writing an essay explaining how to cook a spaghetti, which pattern would be the best to use?

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Read this paragraph and the question that follows.

My dentist told me what happens if you don’t floss your teeth. Germs can grow on your gums. The germs cause cavities. Getting a filling is no fun, so I’ve started to floss.

What pattern does this paragraph use?