Piece Together Informative Introductions

Piece Together Informative Introductions

Piece Together Informative Introductions April 18, 2017 | [Writing] When writing an informative introduction, students could include many different pieces in that first paragraph. Rather than giving students a recipe, teach them optional ingredients to build into...
Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction

Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction

Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction Feb 20, 2017 | [Writing] FAQ: How can I prepare students to write an introduction to an extended-response prompt? ANSWER: An extended reading response requires a 3-5 paragraph essay. This merits a longer introductory...
Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction

Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction

Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction Feb 20, 2017 | [Reading] FAQ: How can I prepare students to write an introduction to an extended-response prompt? ANSWER: An extended reading response requires a 3-5 paragraph essay. This merits a longer introductory...
Restate the Question in a Constructed Response

Restate the Question in a Constructed Response

Restate the Question in a Constructed Response Feb 17, 2016 | [Reading] FAQ: Do students have to restate the question when writing a constructed response? ANSWER: A common expectation of standardized assessments is for students to write brief constructed responses...
Locate Test-Prep Resources

Locate Test-Prep Resources

Locate Test-Prep Resources Jan 23, 2015 | [Reading] FAQ: Where can I get more texts and passages with questions and prompts just like the ones my students are going to see on the standardized reading assessment? ANSWER: Below are four online resources that will help...