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Yoshi wrote a report about Beatrix Potter, who is the author of the Peter Rabbit stories. Read her report and look for ways she should revise it. When you finish reading, answer the questions that follow.

Beatrix Potter

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(1) Beatrix Potter created a set of books. (2) These books have been loved by children for more than one hundred years. (3) Every year thousands are still sold. (4) Ms. Potter’s books, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit, are all about small animals. (5) Some of her most famous characters are Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, and Jemima Puddle-Duck. (6) The books are as popular today as when Ms. Potter first wrote them.

(7) Beatrix Potter had very poor health while she was growing up. (8) For this reason, she lived with her parents until she was forty years old. (9) She stayed in the same room until she finally moved away to live on her own. (10) She lived there from the time she was a baby. (11) To keep busy, Beatrix brought in small animals and made pets of them. (12) She watched everything that the little animals did. (13) Then she made drawings that copied their actions. (14) Later, Beatrix combined her drawings with stories about the animals. (15) Soon, children in England became enchanted with Peter Rabbit and his friends. (16) Also, children around the world became enchanted with Peter Rabbit and his friends.

1. What is the BEST way to combine sentences 1 and 2?

A. These books, a set that have been created by Beatrix Potter, have been loved by children for more than one hundred years.

B. Beatrix Potter created a set of books that have been loved by children for more than one hundred years.

C. Beatrix Potter created a set of books, these books have been loved by children for more than one hundred years.

D. For more than one hundred years, Beatrix Potter created these set of books, which by children have been loved.

2. What is the BEST way to combine sentences 9 and 10?

A. Until she finally moved away to live on her own from the time she was a baby, she stayed in the same room.

B. She stayed in the same room until she finally moved away to live on her own, from the time she was a baby.

C. Until she finally moved away to live on her own, she lived in the same room from the time she was a baby.

D. She stayed in the same room from the time she was a baby until she finally moved away to live on her own.

3. What is the BEST way to combine sentences 15 and 16?

A. Soon, children in England and around the world became enchanted with Peter Rabbit and his friends.

B. Soon, children in England became enchanted with Peter Rabbit and his friends, and children around the world.

C. Soon, children in England, and around the world became enchanted with Peter Rabbit and his friends.

D. Soon, children in England became enchanted, and children around the world with Peter Rabbit became enchanted with his friends.

Darcy wrote a story about her grandparents. Read Darcy’s story and look for any corrections she should make. When you finish reading, answer the questions that follow.

My Family

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(1) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? (2) I would go either to Italy, or Japan. (3) This is because my grandmother is from Japan, and my grandfather is from Italy. (4) They met in the United States. (5) More than 50 years ago.

(6) I love visiting my grandparents. (7) Seeing them always reminds me of our unique heritage. (8) My grandmother likes to make many of the dishes she ate as a child in Japan. (9) My favorite food she makes is called katsudon, a dish that has rice, egg, and meat.

(10) I always see my grandmother on May 5th. (11) On that day, we celebrate a Japanese holiday called Children’s Day to recognize the happiness of children. (12) My grandmother hangs a brightly colored kite in the shape of a fish outside my door.

(13) My grandfather enjoys sharing his heritage with me, too. (14) Every time we see him, he kisses each family member twice, once on each cheek. (15) Like my grandmother. (16) He enjoys cooking food from his childhood. (17) He has taught me how to make pasta.

4. How should sentence 2 be changed?

A. Change would to wood

B. Insert a comma after either

C. Delete the comma after Italy

D. The sentence is written correctly in the paper.

5. Which is the correct way to write sentences 4 and 5?

A. They met in the United States, more than 50 years ago.

B. They met in the United States more than 50 years ago.

C. They met. In the United States more than 50 years ago.

D. Sentences 4 and 5 are written correctly in the story.

6. Which is the correct way to write sentences 15 and 16?

A. Like my grandmother, he enjoys cooking food from his childhood.

B. Like my grandmother, he enjoys. Cooking food from his childhood.

C. Like my grandmother he enjoys cooking food. From his childhood.

D. Sentences 15 and 16 are written correctly in the story.

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE ANSWER KEY

GRADE 4

Beatrix Potter (Revising) and My Family (Editing)

|Item # |Answer |Skill |TEKS |

|1 |B |Combine Simple Sentences (Complex) |4.15 C |

|2 |D |Combine Simple Sentences (Complex) |4.15 C |

|3 |A |Combine Simple Sentences (Complex) |4.15 C |

|4 |C |Punctuation – Commas in Compound Sentences |4.21 C |

|5 |B |Edit Sentence Structure (Fragment) |4.20 B |

|6 |A |Edit Sentence Structure (Fragment) |4.20 B |

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