Culminate a Genre Study with a Writing Prompt

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Culminate a Genre Study with a Writing Prompt

Posted on May 19, 2008

Culminate a Genre Study with a Writing Prompt

Use How-To Writing

After an intermediate or secondary teacher spends a couple weeks teaching a particular type of writing (compare-contrast, persuasive, narrative, how-to, expository, etc.), then the study typically concludes with a final draft of a written piece.

Although this is typical, you might consider another approach. What about assessing whether your students can write within that particular genre within a single-draft, one-sitting, no-choice writing prompt? Like test-writing prompts, see if your students can "bring it all together."

Download a sample two-week lesson plan on persuasive writing that concludes with a writing prompt assessment.