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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.
Prompt 1: Picture Prompt: Dog Holding Court
Prompt 2 Picture Prompt: Dragon Riders
Prompt 3: Picture Prompt: The Mystery Woman
Prompt 4: Response to Poetry: Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Land away from Pain"
Prompt 5: Response to Poetry: “The Runaway” by Robert Frost
Prompt 6: Response to Poetry: Two poems about going to sleep by Robert Louis Stevenson
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!