Use your Google Drive to enhance your 3rd grade students’ written response preparation for state testing! I’ve provided links to 6 text passages and 3 written response prompts (2 informative/explanatory and 1 opinion) to share with students on their devices to mimic the computer based testing experience! Each prompt is paired with 3 related text sources that include the level of rigor, academic vocabulary, and close reading that will be expected of students during their writing performance based tests. Two “kid friendly” rubrics are also included to help guide students’ writing progress. I work with Google Classroom in my own 4th grade class and this type of resource is a perfect fit! Whether your students utilize technology in a 1:1 fashion, a computer classroom, stations/small groups, or a mixture of all of these, this product has proven to really provide students with the practice and skills they will need. In addition, I’ve also provided hard copies of all passages and student response documents if a more traditional “paper/ pencil” version of test prep materials is desired.
In this zip file you will find the following resources:
~student informative prompt on “Putting the Sun’s Energy to Work”
~2 related sources of information (Solar Power Cells at Work! Can We Count on the Sun for our Energy Needs?)
~student opinion prompt on “Should Schools Serve Fast Food?”
~2 related sources of information (Money for Schools, An Unhealthy Trend )
~student explanatory prompt on “Visitor in the Everglades”
~2 related sources of information (The Invasive Python, A Human Mistake)
~access to ALL documents via Google Drive links provided! (with clear
~2 student-friendly comprehensive writing rubrics
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AIR Test Prep: 4th Grade Language Arts Pack
PARCC 4th Grade Informational Test Prep Packet
PARCC 4th Grade Literature Test Prep Packet
Spring/EOY PARCC Test Prep for 4th grade Literature
PARCC TEST PREP VOCABULARY BINGO & WORD CARDS!
PARCC Writing Prompts & Rubrics for Performance Based Assessment
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Greek Mythology Bundle
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