I created these prompts to practice writing in state testing formats. There are 10 prompts in this packet, each focusing on either expository, persuasive, compare/contrast, or creative writing. These can be used as whole class, individual, or small group test prep.
I specifically designed each prompt to resemble that of the ISTEP test format (Indiana's Standardized Test), but they resemble any state test. Therefore, students will not only practice the actual planning and writing, but they will be prepared for the layout of standardized tests as well.