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WS1.6 Evaluation & Revision. WS1.6 (5 th Grade): Edit and revise manuscripts to improve the meaning and focus of writing by adding , deleting , consolidating , clarifying , and rearranging words and sentences . (5 questions on CST). Big Idea.

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WS1.6

Evaluation &

Revision

WS1.6 (5th Grade): Edit and revise manuscripts to improve the meaning and focus of writing by adding, deleting, consolidating, clarifying, and rearranging words and sentences. (5 questions on CST)

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big idea
Big Idea
  • You must be able to read a rough draft and make the following revisions:
    • Decide how to best combine simple sentences
    • Decide how to best reword confusing sentences
    • Decide which sentences should be deleted

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combining sentences
Combining Sentences
  • When asked to combine two sentences into one sentence, the newly formed sentence must be:
  • Clear not confusing or awkward
  • Unified not fragmented or run-on; the new sentence reads like one sentence.
  • Simple no repeated phrases or unnecessary words.

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combining sentences1
Combining Sentences
  • (1) Earthquakes can cause tsunamis.
  • (2) Volcanoes can cause tsunamis.
  • What is the best way to combine sentences 1 and 2?
  • Earthquakes and volcanoes can cause tsunamis.

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combining sentences2
Combining Sentences
  • (1) The playground is closed today.
  • (2) The playground is closed because workers are installing new equipment.
  • What is the best way to combine sentences 1 and 2?
  • The playground is closed today because workers are installing new equipment.

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combining sentences3
Combining Sentences
  • (1) Francesca baked cookies last night.
  • (2) She baked the cookies for her grandfather.
  • What is the best way to combine sentences 1 and 2?
  • Francesca baked cookies last night for her grandfather.

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Test Prep.

(1) I thought it would be boring. (2) Now I think science is interesting.

What is the best way to combine sentences 1 and 2?

(A) At first I thought it would be boring, since

now I think science is interesting.

(B) I thought it would be boring, though even

now I think science is interesting.

(C) I thought science would be boring, but now

I think it is interesting.

(D) Even though I thought it would be boring,

however, now I think science is interesting.

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deleting sentences
Deleting Sentences
  • Sentences that don’t support the topic or main idea should be deleted.
  • When asked to delete a sentence, get rid of the sentence that has the least to do with the topic.

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which sentence to delete
Which sentence to delete?

(1) Soccer is my favorite sport.

(2) We have practice after school every day.

(3) Pizza tastes good.

(4) My favorite position is goalie.

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which sentence to delete1
Which sentence to delete?

(1) We took a field trip to the San Bernardino

County Museum.

(2) They had interesting exhibits about birds.

(3) My favorite part was looking at the polar

bear.

(4) We have a math test on Tuesday.

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which sentence to delete2
Which sentence to delete?

(1) The Cahuilla Indians live in the Palm Springs

region.

(2) Palm Springs has many great golf courses.

(3) The Cahuilla got food by hunting and

gathering.

(4) The Cahuilla built shelters out of sticks and

brush.

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Test Prep.

(1) The Chumash Indians of California built wigwams. (2) Wigwams are round shelters.

(3) The frame of each house was made of poles. (4) They bent the poles. (5) They connected the poles in the middle. (6) Great Plains Indians built tepees. (7) The floor of each wigwam was made by digging into the ground. (8) Some wigwams were fifty feet wide. (9) Wigwams held up to seventy people.

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Test Prep.

Which is the best way to combine sentences 1 and 2?

(A) The Chumash Indians of California, they

built wigwams and they are round shelters.

(B) The Chumash Indians of California,

however, built wigwams which are round

shelters.

(C) The Chumash Indians of California built

wigwams, and they are round shelters.

(D) The Chumash Indians of California built

round shelters called wigwams.

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Test Prep.

Which is the best way to combine sentences 4 and 5?

(A) They bent the poles, therefore they

connected the poles in the middle.

(B) They bent the poles and connected them in

the middle.

(C) They bent the poles, however they

connected them in the middle.

(D) They connected the poles in the middle, but

they connected them first.

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Test Prep.

Which is the best way to combine sentences 8 and 9?

(A) Some wigwams were fifty feet wide and held

up to seventy people.

(B) Some wigwams being fifty feet wide, so they

held up to seventy people.

(C) Some wigwams were fifty feet wide, and so

they were able to hold up to seventy people.

(D) Some wigwams were fifty feet wide because

they were able to hold up to seventy people.

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Test Prep.

Which sentence in the passage should the student delete?

(A) Sentence 4

(B) Sentence 5

(C) Sentence 6

(D) Sentence 7

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