Eleven STAAR-formatted expository essay prompts designed with the gradual release of responsibility in mind: I do -- We do -- Y'all do -- You do. Plenty of opportunities to model and practice persuasive writing.
= use the first prompt to model writing with a think aloud
= use the second prompt to write a class essay
= use the third prompt for peer or group essays
= use the fourth prompt for independent writing
The editable document is formatted using STAAR's READ, THINK, and WRITE sections.
The prompts were written with on-level tenth graders in mind, but may be modified for below-level students, re-testers, or English Learners.
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