You will find that these writing journal cards will provide needed practice for MAPS testing, the CRCT, and lay the foundation for writing in the different writing genres. It is 87 pages in length. Each page contains one CRCT question with multiple choice answers. Simply copy or print the amount you need of each page. You can use these cards in any order desired.
I use two cards each day during my 50 minute writing block of time. It usually takes 15 minutes or less and is a great tool for specific learning strategies and review. Students glue the two cards in their writing notebooks. We then use guided practice as a way to learn and review.
We read the question first and circle and underline important words. Next, we read the selection while discussing vocabulary and any figurative language. I have students tell me the main idea of the selection (and each paragraph when applicable). Then we eliminate answer choices based on the selection. Finally we are able to choose the correct answer.
I have always found the writing portion of the CRCT to be difficult. These cards provide a systematic way of learning and review.