Which of the following is not a reason why authors write informational essays?
to share information
to tell how to do something
to entertain readers
to explain how something works
Complete the sentence by selecting the correct answer from the drop-down menu.
Authors use [blank] to support the main point of an informational essay.
What is the central idea of this passage?
Oil tastes bad to animals.
An oil spill causes harm to animals.
Animals have to clean the oil off their bodies.
An oil spill causes water to be unsafe for fish.
Which would be a good example to include in this paragraph to support the central idea?
Oil can poison animals that come into contact with it.
Oil companies who spill should be fined.
Oil is a valuable natural resource.
Oil is expensive because it is hard to find.
Descriptive words make your writing both interesting and accurate. Let’s say you are writing an essay about how to make a dog house. Which part of speech helps describe how the dog house should look?