1. Mr. Perkins is teaching his 4th grade class the different parts of speech. Many of the students are doing well on the assignments, but some still have trouble distinguishing between verbs and adverbs



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1.) Mr. Perkins is teaching his 4th grade class the different parts of speech. Many of the students are doing well on the assignments, but some still have trouble distinguishing between verbs and adverbs. Mr. Perkins wants to design a presentation that will help the students remember how to tell the difference between a verb and an adverb.

  • 1.) Mr. Perkins is teaching his 4th grade class the different parts of speech. Many of the students are doing well on the assignments, but some still have trouble distinguishing between verbs and adverbs. Mr. Perkins wants to design a presentation that will help the students remember how to tell the difference between a verb and an adverb.
  • Which of the following mediums would be an effective way for Mr. Perkins to present the information so that students will be more likely to remember it.
  • A. a worksheet that reviews the difference between an adverb and a verb
  • B. a song or rhyme that teaches the difference between the two parts of speech
  • C. a copy of the textbook page that explains how verbs and adverbs are different
  • D. a brightly colored poster that illustrates the difference between the two

2.) For his final project, Patrick is doing a presentation on the famous Dutch painter, Van Gogh. Patrick’s presentation must include biographical information about the painter, and it must also familiarize the other students with Van Gogh’s most famous works of art.

  • 2.) For his final project, Patrick is doing a presentation on the famous Dutch painter, Van Gogh. Patrick’s presentation must include biographical information about the painter, and it must also familiarize the other students with Van Gogh’s most famous works of art.
  • Which of the following mediums would be the most effective for Patrick’s presentation on Van Gogh?
  • A. PowerPoint
  • B. poster board
  • C. a written essay
  • D. a lecture or speech

3.) Mrs. Jennings is beginning a new chess club at her school. Before the club actually begins to meet after school hours, Mrs. Jennings wants to hold an interest meeting so that she can share information about the club with her students. Mrs. Jennings wants to provide students with a description of the club and its activities, along with the location, date, and time for all meetings.

  • 3.) Mrs. Jennings is beginning a new chess club at her school. Before the club actually begins to meet after school hours, Mrs. Jennings wants to hold an interest meeting so that she can share information about the club with her students. Mrs. Jennings wants to provide students with a description of the club and its activities, along with the location, date, and time for all meetings.
  • Which of the following mediums would be the most effective way for Mrs. Jennings to share the information about the chess club with students?
  • A. powerPoint presentation
  • B. an illustrated poster
  • C. an informational brochure
  • D. an informational video

4.) After returning from summer break, the student’s in Mrs. Lynch’s class were asked to do a presentation about something interesting that they did over the summer. While other students were trying to decide what they would present, Max had already made up his mind. Max wanted to share his family’s summer trip to Hawaii. While on vacation, Max had been amazed at the beauty of Hawaii’s natural parks and beaches. For his presentation, Max decided that he wanted to share the sights that he experienced in Hawaii.

  • 4.) After returning from summer break, the student’s in Mrs. Lynch’s class were asked to do a presentation about something interesting that they did over the summer. While other students were trying to decide what they would present, Max had already made up his mind. Max wanted to share his family’s summer trip to Hawaii. While on vacation, Max had been amazed at the beauty of Hawaii’s natural parks and beaches. For his presentation, Max decided that he wanted to share the sights that he experienced in Hawaii.
  • Which of the following mediums would be the most effective way for Max to share with his trip with his classmates?
  • A. a short report about his experiences in Hawaii
  • B. a slide show of photographs that he took while in Hawaii
  • C. a PowerPoint presentation about Hawaii and the beautiful
  • sights
  • D. travel brochures describing a vacation in Hawaii

5.) Nala is a member of the student council at Jenkins Middle School. In a recent meeting with the principal, she was asked to conduct a survey requesting student suggestions about improving the school. In order to conduct her survey, Nala asked members of the student council to list ten areas in which they believed that the school needed improvement. After the student council decided on the ten “areas of need,” they designed a survey to be passed out to the students during lunch period. The survey asked each student to number the “areas of need” in order of importance. Once the council collected the surveys, Nala needed to choose the best way to present the results to the principals and teachers.

  • 5.) Nala is a member of the student council at Jenkins Middle School. In a recent meeting with the principal, she was asked to conduct a survey requesting student suggestions about improving the school. In order to conduct her survey, Nala asked members of the student council to list ten areas in which they believed that the school needed improvement. After the student council decided on the ten “areas of need,” they designed a survey to be passed out to the students during lunch period. The survey asked each student to number the “areas of need” in order of importance. Once the council collected the surveys, Nala needed to choose the best way to present the results to the principals and teachers.
  • Which of the following mediums would be the most effective way for Nala and the student council to present the survey results to the
  • principal?
  • A. a graph that illustrates the results of the student suggestion survey
  • B. a videotape of some students making suggestions on how to improve the school
  • C. a written presentation that describes the results of the survey
  • D. a collection of suggestion letters from members of the student council

6.) The students in Mrs. Baugh’s science class have just finished designing experiments for their final project. Aside from conducting the experiment, each student will also have to make a presentation explaining the procedures and outcomes of the experiment.

  • 6.) The students in Mrs. Baugh’s science class have just finished designing experiments for their final project. Aside from conducting the experiment, each student will also have to make a presentation explaining the procedures and outcomes of the experiment.
  • Which of the following mediums would be an effective way for a student in Mrs. Baugh’s science class to present their experiment?
  • A. They could present a written lab report that describes the experiment.
  • B. They could make a PowerPoint presentation explaining the experiment and its procedures.
  • C. They could create an illustrated poster of the procedures and outcomes of the experiment.
  • D. They could record a demonstration video while conducting the experiment.

7.) As part of the school’s character education training, Mrs. Jenkins, the guidance counselor at Petersburg Middle School, is preparing a presentation to teach a group of 8th graders about the harmful effects of bullying. Mrs. Jenkins really wants to help her students understand how being bullied can make a person feel. She hopes that if the students realize that it doesn’t feel good to be bullied, then they will be less likely to bully someone in the future.

  • 7.) As part of the school’s character education training, Mrs. Jenkins, the guidance counselor at Petersburg Middle School, is preparing a presentation to teach a group of 8th graders about the harmful effects of bullying. Mrs. Jenkins really wants to help her students understand how being bullied can make a person feel. She hopes that if the students realize that it doesn’t feel good to be bullied, then they will be less likely to bully someone in the future.
  • Which of the following mediums would be an effective way for Mrs. Jenkins to help her students understand the negative effects of bullying?
  • A. an informational brochure about bullying and how it affects people
  • B. a PowerPoint presentation describing why students shouldn’t bully one another
  • C. a role playing activity that lets the students experience what it’s like to be bullied
  • D. a research report on how bullying affects people socially and emotionally

8.) Peter works for a large accounting firm and has been assigned the task of sharing a new accounting computer program with his coworkers. The company wants Peter to design a presentation that can be given to each employee individually and that can be used as a training tool. Ultimately, his goal is to design a presentation that will help each employee learn how to use the system without requiring additional training.

  • 8.) Peter works for a large accounting firm and has been assigned the task of sharing a new accounting computer program with his coworkers. The company wants Peter to design a presentation that can be given to each employee individually and that can be used as a training tool. Ultimately, his goal is to design a presentation that will help each employee learn how to use the system without requiring additional training.
  • Which of the following mediums would be the most effective way for Peter to present the new accounting program to his colleagues?
  • A. an instructional video that shows someone using the new program
  • B. a PowerPoint presentation that provides information on using the program
  • C. an informational booklet about how to use the new program
  • D. an interactive CD-ROM that teaches how to use the new program

9.) Kendall has been assigned a presentation in his American History course. Currently, the class is working on a unit about tolerance. The topic for his presentation is the Jewish Holocaust during WWII. For this presentation, Kendall has decided to focus his attention on the harsh conditions and mistreatment that the Jews faced in concentration camps. Kendall’s goal is to design a presentation that will reinforce to his classmates the need to be tolerant of other cultures, races, and religions. However, Kendall is aware that the subject matter in his presentation has the potential to be both disturbing and powerful to his audience. Kendall wants to teach tolerance and not shock or upset his classmates.

  • 9.) Kendall has been assigned a presentation in his American History course. Currently, the class is working on a unit about tolerance. The topic for his presentation is the Jewish Holocaust during WWII. For this presentation, Kendall has decided to focus his attention on the harsh conditions and mistreatment that the Jews faced in concentration camps. Kendall’s goal is to design a presentation that will reinforce to his classmates the need to be tolerant of other cultures, races, and religions. However, Kendall is aware that the subject matter in his presentation has the potential to be both disturbing and powerful to his audience. Kendall wants to teach tolerance and not shock or upset his classmates.
  • Which of the following mediums would be the most effective way for Kendall to present the material in a way that is sympathetic rather than shocking?
  • A. perform a drama about the harsh conditions of concentration camps
  • B. present actual wartime footage and photos of Jews in concentration camps
  • C. share a personal diary from a Jew who spent time in concentration camp
  • D. a drawing or illustration of life in a concentration camp

10.) Amanda has been assigned a presentation to teach Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” to her English class. Which of the following would best enhance her presentation?

  • 10.) Amanda has been assigned a presentation to teach Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” to her English class. Which of the following would best enhance her presentation?
  • A. a portrait of Poe
  • B. copies of the poem
  • C. a picture of a raven
  • D. A biography about Poe

11.) Mrs. Pridemore is the drama teacher at Frost High School. The drama club’s winter performance is coming up in the next two weeks, and Mrs. Pridemore needs to inform the students of the dates and times of the winter performance during the morning assembly. Which of the following would best enhance her presentation?

  • 11.) Mrs. Pridemore is the drama teacher at Frost High School. The drama club’s winter performance is coming up in the next two weeks, and Mrs. Pridemore needs to inform the students of the dates and times of the winter performance during the morning assembly. Which of the following would best enhance her presentation?
  • A. an announcement on the school’s intercom system
  • B. copies of the script of the play and information about the play
  • C. a list of the students who will be performing in the play
  • D. posters advertising the title, dates, and times of the
  • performance

12.) Derrick is giving an informative presentation about George Washington’s involvement in the Revolutionary War. Which of the following would best enhance his presentation?

  • 12.) Derrick is giving an informative presentation about George Washington’s involvement in the Revolutionary War. Which of the following would best enhance his presentation?
  • A. famous paintings of Washington serving as a military general
  • B. a timeline of the key battles during the Revolutionary War
  • C. a short video about the presidency of George Washington
  • D. a biography about George Washington’s life and career

13.) Susie has been assigned a presentation in her family and consumer science class in which she will need to demonstrate how to bake a cake. Which of the following would best enhance her presentation?

  • 13.) Susie has been assigned a presentation in her family and consumer science class in which she will need to demonstrate how to bake a cake. Which of the following would best enhance her presentation?
  • A.a list of all the ingredients needed to bake the cake
  • B.a video in which she demonstrates how to bake the cake
  • C.a PowerPoint slideshow about baking a cake
  • D.a baked cake that could be shared with her classmates

14.) Hunter has been assigned a presentation to inform his social studies class about the key battles of the Civil War. Which of the following would best enhance his presentation?

  • 14.) Hunter has been assigned a presentation to inform his social studies class about the key battles of the Civil War. Which of the following would best enhance his presentation?
  • A.photographs of soldiers during the Civil War era
  • B.a chart showing the number of deaths during the Civil War
  • C.political cartoons from newspapers during the Civil War
  • D.an illustrated timeline of the important battles during the war

15.) Charlotte is giving a persuasive presentation about how the use of tobacco can negatively affect a person’s dental health. Which of the following would best enhance her presentation?

  • 15.) Charlotte is giving a persuasive presentation about how the use of tobacco can negatively affect a person’s dental health. Which of the following would best enhance her presentation?
  • A.a magazine article about how tobacco use can damage someone’s teeth
  • B.a chart of how often tobacco usage causes dental problems for people
  • C.a photo showing how tobacco can damage a person’s teeth and gums
  • D.a diagram explaining how tobacco use can damage a person’s teeth and gums

16.) Lauren has been assigned a presentation to persuade others that it’s important to wear seatbelts in a car. Which of the following would best enhance her presentation?

  • 16.) Lauren has been assigned a presentation to persuade others that it’s important to wear seatbelts in a car. Which of the following would best enhance her presentation?
  • A. a diagram that shows how seatbelts work when a person is involved in a crash
  • B. an illustration of all the safety features that are available in cars
  • C. a chart showing how seatbelts reduce the number of fatal car accidents
  • D. a photograph of damaged cars after they’ve been involved in a crash

17.) Brianna has been assigned a presentation to describe the relationship between potential and kinetic energy. Which of the following would best enhance her presentation?

  • 17.) Brianna has been assigned a presentation to describe the relationship between potential and kinetic energy. Which of the following would best enhance her presentation?
  • A. a PowerPoint presentation that compares and contrasts both forms of energy
  • B. a magazine article about different forms of potential energy
  • C.a diagram that illustrates how kinetic energy works
  • D.a textbook entry about potential and kinetic energy

18.) An hour long paid program about a new weight loss program is most likely intended to ______________.

  • 18.) An hour long paid program about a new weight loss program is most likely intended to ______________.
  • A.) inform
  • B.) describe
  • C.) entertain
  • D.) persuade

19.) 30-minute television show about teams of people competing to win prizes is most likely intended to ______________.

  • 19.) 30-minute television show about teams of people competing to win prizes is most likely intended to ______________.
  • A.) describe
  • B.) inform
  • C.) entertain
  • D.) persuade

20.) A pamphlet about the flu that can be picked up at a doctor’s office is most likely intended to ________________.

  • 20.) A pamphlet about the flu that can be picked up at a doctor’s office is most likely intended to ________________.
  • A.) describe
  • B.) inform
  • C.) entertain
  • D.) persuade

21.) A political campaign speech in which a candidate shares her thoughts about the issues of health reform is most likely intended to _____________.

  • 21.) A political campaign speech in which a candidate shares her thoughts about the issues of health reform is most likely intended to _____________.
  • A.) describe
  • B.) inform
  • C.) entertain
  • D.) persuade

22.) A two-fold set of instructions that comes with a new model airplane is most likely intended to _______________.

  • 22.) A two-fold set of instructions that comes with a new model airplane is most likely intended to _______________.
  • A.) describe
  • B.) inform
  • C.) entertain
  • D.) persuade

23.) A person’s “blog” or post on a Web site in which they detail their weekend hike in the mountains is most likely intended to ______________.

  • 23.) A person’s “blog” or post on a Web site in which they detail their weekend hike in the mountains is most likely intended to ______________.
  • A.) describe
  • B.) inform
  • C.) entertain
  • D.) persuade

24.) A television program in which the host of the show travels to different parts of the world is most likely intended to ____________.

  • 24.) A television program in which the host of the show travels to different parts of the world is most likely intended to ____________.
  • A.) describe
  • B.) inform
  • C.) entertain
  • D.) persuade


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