Obligatory backstory: The tall kid brought home his “Language Arts” test last week. Whenever they have a big test, the teacher attaches a note we have to sign letting her know we’ve seen said test result. The tall kid got 30/31 or a 97 (A+). :cheer:
But…when I asked him what he missed, he just shrugged and said “I dunno.” I pushed him a bit and realized he honestly doesn’t know what he got wrong, but was willing to accept the grade without question. Well, after much perusal, I don’t know what he missed, either. So I signed the note and added a note of my own, asking what he missed. Knowing might help him on future tests and all that jazz. I found the test in his folder this morning with no note. The teacher said she’d have to look at it, but never took the paper.
I think it’s important for the tall kid to know he can question a grade. That he can ask what he got wrong and then either say “Thank you, I’ll remember that in the future” or “Thank you. Can you adjust my grade, please?” And me…well, I just don’t like being blown off. But lest I make too much of an idiot of myself, I figured I’d throw his test out there to the grammar-lovin’ crowd and see what y’all think.
After the jump, if you’re interested…
(I have bolded his answers.)
A. Circle each adjective in the sentences below>
1. The train rumbled through the frozen countryside.
2. It sped like a silver snake between the high banks of snow.
3. We wanted to get to the warm weather.
4. My father has always wanted to see a baseball camp.
5. Great players and unknown youngsters work out there.
6. I love to see the green fields and strong players.
B. Circle the proper adjective that should be capitalized in the sentences below.
1. We heard some spanish music.
2. The english ivy grew down the side of the building.
3. They were french sailors.
4. The dutch woman watched them get off the ship.
5. The chinese Chow-Chow is a funny looking dog.
6. Bulldogs can be french or english.
7. These siberian huskies like gold winters.
C. Write the comparative form of the adjectives in parenthesis on the line.
1. Roger is the world’s worst puppy. (bad)
2. He certainly is the ugliest. (ugly)
3. He is larger than most puppies. (large)
4. I think he is the most fantastic because he is mine. (fantastic)
5. I think cats are stranger than dogs. (strange)
6. They are easier to take care of however. (easy)
7. Sometimes that makes them better than dogs. (good)
D. Fill in the blank for each sentence with the correct word from the word bank. (This, That, These, Those)
1. That dog over there was already judged.
2. Those retrievers outside have not been.
3. That judge by the table is very tough.
4. Before the competition, I give Ralph some of these treats in my pocket.
5. He only gets those on the judges table from them if he does well.
6. This kind in my pocket are healthier for him.
Now, putting aside the fact that the woman testing my son’s “language arts” overlooked typos, commas and apostrophes, I’ll be damned if I can find what he did wrong. All of his answers are marked correct and it says 30/31, so I’m led to believe he missed something, not got something wrong.
Edited to add: I know in section B she capitalized Chow-Chow and not huskies, and I don’t know if ivy should be or not, but the directions called for proper adjectives, not nouns. And yes, I do have this paper memorized by this point. *g*