The new common core standards will require students to relate their story and essay writing to two-three passages of text. The text may be nonfiction, charts, quotations, environmental print, fiction, or poetry. This is similar to PARCC writing tasks.
This pack has two prompts and each of the these writing prompts contain three texts for the student to read (short), specific writing prompt directions, and a graphic organizer. The type of writing the students will be composing will fall under the category "response to literature" because the student will be forced to reflect on the underlying metaphors and morals along with connecting to personal schema.
The reading level of the text is late third grade. The demands of the prompt lend itself to be appropriate for 3rd graders, highly advanced second graders, and fourth graders who aren't yet accustomed to this type of writing (as well as BSI 4th grade and resource room).
This could be used as test prep, a writing assessment, tutor work, enrichment, homework, or home schooling assignments. A unit could even be made around the two prompts.
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**If you have purchased my other 2,3,4 grade response to literature prompts, these prompts are not duplicates. They are brand new and not the same as any others I have for sale.**
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