Practical Ways to Teach Students How to Analyze Prompts and Plan, Write, and Revise Effective Responses to Excel on State Writing Assessments
By Mary Rose
Help students write focused and detailed responses to any prompt! Veteran teacher Mary Rose provides lessons, activities, and tips for weaving writing test prep seamlessly into everyday lessons. Students will learn quick strategies for identifying the form of writing a prompt requires and how to use simple graphic organizers to organize their thoughts before writing. Also covers how to craft a strong opening, a coherent body with relevant details, and an effective conclusion. Includes dozens of ready-to-use prompts! 96 pages.
Help for struggling and inexperienced writers
Getting started is the most difficult part of writing. When your students are still learning how to write essays and stories, have them work as a whole group or in small groups to create an introduction that will be used by everyone in the group. Obviously, you will not continue to do this all year long, just until students have grasped the idea of how to get started!
Grades 3 & Up