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  1. Writing Review

  2. Main Idea and Supporting Sentences Review

  3. Read the paragraph and determine the main idea and supporting details. (1)Many factors caused the decline of the bald eagle. (2)One of the most obvious was hunting. (3)Farmers once thought of eagles as pests. (4)They believed that the bald eagles harmed livestock and crops. (5)To decrease its number of eagles, the territory of Alaska paid a bounty of every eagle that was shot. (6)It is estimated that more than 100,000 bald eagles were shot while this policy was in effect.

  4. Transition Words

  5. Common Transition Words • Importantly • Finally • Mainly • However • Perhaps • Because • Speaking of which • And so • Since • Next • While • Certainly • Previously • First • Therefore • Additionally • Also • Unfortunately

  6. Find the transitions in the paragraph. Making tie-dyed shirts is a great of fun. To make a tie-dyed shirt, first you will need to wrap rubber bands around several parts of a T-shirt. Next, fill a tub or sink with dye. Then, dunk the shirt into the dye. Rinse the shirt with water and hang to dry. Finally, take off the rubber bands when the shirt is completely dry.

  7. There are three distinct kinds of razors. _______, they can come in straight, safety, or electric forms.Which transition word or phrase best fits in the blank? • To conclude • For instance • Next • Previously

  8. (1)Sculptures were created in different cultures around the world. (2) Early artists used durable materials to create their sculptures. (3) _______, their pieces of art consisted of bronze, stone, or ivory. (4) Many of these sculptures have lasted today and give a glimpse into the past. (5) _______, artists create their sculptures using all sorts of materials and media, like light and sound, in their pieces. (6) These add modern touches to the works of art that have been around for centuries. Which word or phrase best fits the blank in sentence 3? Furthermore In addition For example Next Which word or phrase best fits the blank in sentence 5? Today However In conclusion In fact

  9. Irrelevant Information in a Paragraph

  10. Which sentence is irrelevant? (1) Music is my hobby, and I dearlylove to play whenever I can. (2) I started playing the piano when I was seven years old, and I’ve been playing it ever since. (3)I practice playing everyday. (4)I hope to see a live concert someday.(5) I have also recently started playing the guitar, and I love it! (6)Sadly, I only have time to practice the guitar once a week.

  11. Adding Sentences

  12. Read the following paragraph. One of the most popular literary characters of all time is whom many people refer to as "Frankenstein." Actually, though, people should call him "the creature." Victor Frankenstein is the scientist who creates the monster in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus. The monster itself does not have a name and is simply called "the creature" or "the monster" throughout the book.

  13. Which of the following sentences should be added to the end of the paragraph? • Another very popular gothic character is Count Dracula from Bram Stoker's Dracula. • The old television show The Munsters features a character inspired by Dr. Frankenstein's monster. • The people who call the monster "Frankenstein" are probably those who have never read the book. • Modern readers may not understand how scary Frankenstein was for readers of the time.

  14. Practice Time

  15. Read the Paragraph (1) Victoria Falls is an enormous waterfall located in southern Africa. (2) It sits on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. (3)Lake Kariba, the largest human-made lake in the world, sits northeast of the Falls. (4)Victoria Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world and the second widest. (5)It has the largest sheet of water falling at one time of any other waterfall in the world. (6)Victoria Falls brings more tourists to Zimbabwe and Zambia than any other attraction.

  16. Choose the best title for the paragraph. • The Largest Waterfall in the World • Waterfalls in Africa • Tourism in Southern Africa • The Incredible Waterfall

  17. Which sentence, if added, would best support the ideas presented in the paragraph? • Victoria Falls is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. • Niagara Falls and Iguazu Falls are two of the other largest falls in the world. • There are two islands on the crest of Victoria Falls that divide the water’s flow. • There are no other falls as big as Victoria Falls throughout the continent of Africa.

  18. Which sentence does not belong in the paragraph? • It has the largest sheet of water falling at one time of any other waterfall in the world. • Victoria Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world, and the second widest. • Victoria Falls is an enormous waterfall located in southern Africa. • Lake Kariba, the largest human-made lake in the world, and sits northeast of the Falls.

  19. The next paragraph should contain information about • the amount of water that flows over the falls each day. • people who sky-dive or bungee jump over the Falls. • how Vitoria Falls has increased tourism in Zimbabwe and Zambia • how the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia was established.

  20. Which sentence would the best conclusion for this paragraph? • Zimbabwe has a difficult political history. • Victoria Falls has always amazed people and will continue to do so for many years. • Zambia and Zimbabwe are both proud of their connection to the Falls. • Another name for Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means “Smoke That Thunders.”