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: Response to Poetry: Kahlil Gibran's "Friendship"
Prompt 2: Response to Poetry: “The Man Whose Riches Satisfy His Greed” by Solon
Prompt 3: Response to Poetry: Robert Frost's “The Road Not Taken”
Prompt 4: Picture Prompt: Sea Dragon
Prompt 5: Picture Prompt: Winter Family Scene
Prompt 6: Picture Prompt: The Prisoner
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!
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