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Topic: Writing/Writing Process

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Grade 9
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 9
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

110.31.b.13.C
110.31.b.13.D
110.32.b.13.C
110.32.b.13.D

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  • Q1
    What is the most effective way to combine sentences 10 and 11?
    This idea of taxation without representation is part of the reason our forefathers were determined to separate from Great Britain and form their own nation.
    This idea of taxation without representation is part of the reason our forefathers were determined because they separated from Great Britain and formed their own nation.
    This idea of taxation without representation is part of the reason our forefathers were determined, who wanted to separate from Great Britain and form their own nation.
    This idea of taxation without representation is part of the reason our forefathers were determined separating from Great Britain and forming their own nation.
    60s
    110.31.b.13.C
  • Q2
    Damian would like to use a more appropriate transition in sentence 14. Which of the following is the best replacement for 'Therefore'?
    Meanwhile
    For example
    Furthermore
    However
    60s
    110.31.b.13.C
  • Q3
    What is the most effective way to revise sentence 21?
    Because it's astounding to me, Texas has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the United States.
    It's astounding to me what Texas has being one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the United States.
    As astounding as it is, it's also shocking that Texas has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the United States.
    It's astounding to me that Texas has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the United States.
    60s
    110.31.b.13.C
  • Q4
    The meaning of sentence 23 is unclear. What is the most effective way to clarify the meaning of this sentence?
    Change 'population' to 'citizenry'
    Change 'sometimes' to 'there are times when'
    Change 'chooses' to 'selects'
    Change 'them' to 'those important decisions'
    60s
    110.31.b.13.C
  • Q5
    Katy wants to use a more appropriate word than 'questions' in sentence 23. Which of these could best replace the word 'questions'?
    points
    curiosities
    landmarks
    challenges
    60s
    110.31.b.13.C
  • Q6
    What change is needed in sentence 9?
    Change 'to old' to 'too old'
    Change 'cheeks' to 'cheek's'
    Delete 'Although'
    Delete the comma
    60s
    110.31.b.13.D
  • Q7
    What change needs to be made in sentence 15?
    Change 'become' to 'became'
    Change 'they're' to 'their'
    Change 'it' to 'them'
    Delete 'so'
    60s
    110.31.b.13.D
  • Q8
    What change needs to be made in sentence 21?
    Change 'affects' to 'effects'
    Change 'lives' to 'lifes'
    Delete the comma after 'work'
    Change 'is dangerous' to 'are dangerous'
    60s
    110.31.b.13.D
  • Q9
    What is the most effective way to combine sentences 12 and 13?
    Amy Cuddy did a study on how "power poses" affect people she is a social psychologist at Harvard University.
    Amy Cuddy did a study, at Harvard University and with a social psychologist, on how "power poses" affect people.
    Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist at Harvard University, did a study on how "power poses" affect people.
    Amy Cuddy did a study on how "power poses" affect people, a social psychologist at Harvard University.
    60s
    110.31.b.13.C
  • Q10
    The word 'opposed' is not the best choice for sentence 19. Which word should replace 'opposed' in this sentence?
    contrasted
    measured
    varied
    differed
    60s
    110.31.b.13.C
  • Q11
    What is the most effective revision to make in sentence 20?
    She found that while the people were holding their body in a position of power, the hormones associated with dominance and stress were increased and decreased.
    She found that the people holding their body in a position of power had an increase in the hormone associated with dominance, the hormone associated with stress was decreased.
    She found that the people had an increase in the hormone associated with dominance and a decrease in the hormone associated with stress who were holding their body in a position of power.
    She found that the people holding their body in a position of power had an increase in the hormone associated with dominance and a decrease in the hormone associated with stress.
    60s
    110.31.b.13.C
  • Q12
    There is a redundant sentence in the third paragraph (sentences 11-21). Which of these sentences unnecessarily repeats information and should be deleted?
    Sentence 18
    Sentence 14
    Sentence 15
    Sentence 21
    60s
    110.31.b.13.C
  • Q13
    Simon has used an ineffective transition in sentence 3. Which word or phrase could best replace 'On the other hand' in this sentence?
    Similarly
    As a result
    In the end
    Specifically
    120s
    110.31.b.13.C
  • Q14
    How should sentence 12 be changed?
    Delete the comma after 'cool'
    Change 'fascinated' to 'fasinated'
    Change 'had never pursued' to 'hadn't never pursued'
    Change 'it' to 'them'
    60s
    110.31.b.13.D
  • Q15
    How should sentence 38 be changed?
    Change 'advise' to 'advice'
    Sentence 38 should not be changed.
    Change the comma to a semicolon
    Change 'admired' to 'admirred'
    60s
    110.31.b.13.D

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