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11 minute essays are a great way to teach your students to get started writing quickly when they are given a prompt. Once they realize that they do have time to write a draft during a timed assessment, they are much more likely to do so. I have used this method with both 7th and 9th graders, and it works beautifully with both!
This file contains a guided expository/informational 11 minute essay about the importance of technology to teenagers. This is the released prompt from the 2018 English I STAAR EOC. There is also a document with instructions and a lesson cycle for 11 minute essays.
Great for STAAR EOC English I (or 7th grade) writing practice. Timed slides take students through the 11 minute essay process to help them understand they DO have time for drafting during testing. This presentation is based on the 2014 released STAAR prompt for expository writing.
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