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Use these writing prompts throughout the year to prep students for standardized tests and to chart their progress mastering common core writing standards. This collection of six prompts spans a variety of purposeful writing.
Writing Task 1: Picture Prompt — Stagecoach Chase
Writing Task 2: Picture Prompt— There's a Cat on the Table
Writing Task 3: Picture Prompt — Japanese Bridge
Writing Task 4: Poem—“Pink Slacks”
Writing Task 5: Poem— “Big Rock Candy Mountain”
Writing Task 6: Poem— “Green, Green Grass of Home”
Each prompt explains the purpose and context of the writing assignment. Additionally, each prompt contains clarifications, hints and suggestions. There is also a list of expectations consistent with typical standardized common core writing assessments.
After the prompt there is room for brainstorming and the actual essay -- just like on a real standardized test!