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4th Grade Language Arts Performance Task- Rocks

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Common Core Standards
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Ready or not, SBAC and PARCC are here! Are your students ready?

Help your students tackle the most daunting aspect of these tests, the performance task. In this performance task students will focus on the topic of rocks, with a culminating activity of writing an argumentative, narrative, or informative article.

Performance task accurately prepares students by giving three different writing prompts. All students could write on the same prompt, or it could be used as an assessment with students receiving different prompts.

This performance tasks starts with completing a whole class activity that will build background knowledge and spark interest in the area of rocks. Following that, they will read two articles and watch a video, while taking notes for three constructed response questions and their essay.

Included in this packet are:
-Directions for both teachers and students (some pages are duplicates for ease of organizing for teachers)
-Explanation of standards covered
-Links to videos
-Full articles and pictures
-Graphic organizers
-Paragraph writing sentence starters
-Constructed response questions, grading rubrics, and scored samples

This is a great introduction to performance tasks or a practice for those students who have experience. This can also be used as an end of the year assessment. So what are you waiting for? Try it out!

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." Colin Powell
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Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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