FSA Writing Prompt Quick Practice

All-Star ELA
Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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9 pages
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This resource was designed to help middle school students practice analyzing writing prompts to determine what style of writing is called for and to draft an appropriate thesis statement. It includes seven practice prompts – each with three source document summaries. Using summaries means students can analyze all seven prompts and craft several thesis statements in about 30-minutes. I used these as one of three writing centers for FSA Test Prep, but they could easily be used for whole-class mini-lesson. In addition to the prompts and article summaries, there is a student answer sheet and a key that includes possible theses for all seven prompts. Each prompt calls for either an informational or argumentative style essay. Links are also included to two free video lessons you can use to teach or review Thesis Writing and Analyzing the Prompt. NOTE: These prompts include article summaries only and are not detailed enough to use for writing an entire essay. If it’s quick extra practice with style and thesis, though… these will do the trick.

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9 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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