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, 2017 series in Unit 2. 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.
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The titles of the stories are outlined below:
Lesson 6: Bat Loves the Night and A Bat is Born
Lesson 7: What Do Illustrators Do? and Jack Draws a Beanstalk
Lesson 8: The Harvest Birds and The Treasure
Lesson 9: Kamishibai Man and The True Story of Kamishibai
Lesson 10: Young Thomas Edison and Moving Pictures
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.
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