This set of eight on-demand writing assessments includes concise writing prompts, using these key essay direction words: describe, explain, discuss, compare-contrast, analyze, evaluate, justify, and persuade. Perfect for standardized test practice: descriptive, explanatory, analytical response to literature, expository, and persuasive applications/genres.
Prompts are connected a a wide variety of resource texts, including a poem, a song, a science text excerpt, an advertisement, a blog, a newspaper editorial, a history text excerpt, a county voter's pamphlet, and a biographical novel excerpt. All resource texts have space for marginal notations.
Also get analytical rubrics for each of the on-demand assessments with detailed item analyses and separate columns for future drafts.
Eight separate recording matrices, corresponding to the individual rubrics are provided to allow the teacher to chart relative strengths and weaknesses of their students and to plan differentiated instruction.
These helpful writing resources are components of Mark Pennington's comprehensive Teaching Essay Strategies, available here at TpT. Each of the on-demand essays is coupled with a complete writing process essay in this curriculum. Check out Teaching Essay Strategies
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