This file contains Test Prep writing practice for state assessments (AIR, PARCC, etc.) There are 10 story summaries (2 per written response) and 5 written response prompts. The stories used in this packet correspond with the weekly stories in the Journeys ©2014 series in Unit 1. Each lesson has a summary of the two correlating texts from each lesson. For each lesson, students are asked to respond to the texts in the form of a multi-paragraph essay.
The main feature of this unit is to assign the students these reading texts and response forms via Google Drive™. Students should have their own Google Drive in order to formulate their responses. I have also included the same texts as a printable version if needed.
The summaries of the stories are outlined below:
Lesson 1: A Fine, Fine School and One-Room Schoolhouses
Lesson 2: The Trial of Cardigan Jones and You Be the Jury
Lesson 3: Destiny’s Gift and Kids Making a Difference
Lesson 4: Pop’s Bridge and Bridges
Lesson 5: Roberto Clemente and Baseball Poems
Please note: If you do not use the Journeys reading series, your students should still be able to use this unit. I have written summaries for them to use when formulating written responses. Using the series will just give them more background and be useful in creating meaningful weekly lessons.
To see how I use other Journeys Supplements in my own classroom, download the Guide to Using Journeys Supplements
Please check out the "Preview" of this product. It has a paper and pencil example and screenshots of the Google assignments of one lesson.
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