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Use this writing prompt to prep students for standardized tests and to chart their progress mastering common core writing standards.
This prompt asks students to read Aesop's Fable, The Man, the Boy and the Donkey, and a story by Lindsay Rock called An Impossible Task.Students then create a written response that answers a question about the two passages. Students are instructed to use details from the passages to support their response.
This prompt thoroughly explains the purpose and context of the writing assignment. Additionally, it 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!
Teacher's answer key with sample essay is also included.