Easily provide your students with paired text extended response practice! These no-prep, printable pages have been created to guide your students through the process of planning and writing a five paragraph response comparing how character’s actions or events are used to develop the same theme in two different stories. With Rachel Lynette’s permission, this supplemental resource has been developed to be used with Theme Task Cards from her resource Theme Task Cards with Short Stories and Differentiated Answer Sheets
Students often struggle with the process of developing a plan to organize their writing. This often leads to responses that are not well written and may not address the prompt. Using these pages, you can introduce, model, or guide your students through the process of developing a plan using two column notes. These planning pages have been scaffolded to provide your students with as much support as they need. Once the students have completed their two column notes, the writing becomes much easier. As I tell them, the hard part is done!
This resource includes:
- Two Writing Prompts
- Leveled Planning Pages
- Student Response Writing Pages
- Teacher Directions
- Sample Answer Pages
Different options for use:
- Whole Group Instruction
- Small Group Guided Instruction
- Partner/Independent Work
This product is a work in progress. I am creating and using these activities with my own students as we prepare for standardized tests. As I complete each new writing prompt, I will be adding them to this resource and adjusting the price to reflect the added value.
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