"Great Eight" Quick Demand Prompt Assessments: Set 4 "Curriculum Prompts"

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This resource arose from a need I had to more frequently measure students’ progress on a few key writing skills that our district rubric doesn't spell out clearly. I found that these skills were going largely ungraded—and I wasn't seeing my students make enough progress.

I knew I didn't want to add MORE to my plate—but I knew I needed something. I decided to try a short (8 minutes!) writing prompt a few times a week. By making it short, I didn't take away from instructional time, I am able to quickly score it and give feedback, and I can use it to pull strategy groups while I teach our district curriculum. I wanted the rubric right on the page as a reminder for students…much like my other writing prompt resources. The difference? This is meant to be a quick snapshot—almost like an entrance slip before a writing class. I figure I can give up 8 minutes a few times a week if it will help me to help my students, right?

I figure by giving students a starting topic, we wouldn't waste time thinking of topics either—and each topic should be something that students really can write a decent “quick write” about. This isn't meant to be a full essay—just a quick write to check some important skills—and this set is meant to let students write about what they are learning!

Thus the “Great 8” was born! Just 8 minutes to do…and seriously about a half hour to score…It's worth it!

See also the bundled set of all four resources!

Great Eight: Curriculum Prompts

Great Eight: Seasonal Prompts

Great Eight: Opinion Prompts

Great Eight: High Interest Prompts

Great Eight: Bundled Set



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"Great Eight" Quick Demand Prompt Assessments:  Set 4 "Cur
"Great Eight" Quick Demand Prompt Assessments:  Set 4 "Cur
"Great Eight" Quick Demand Prompt Assessments:  Set 4 "Cur
"Great Eight" Quick Demand Prompt Assessments:  Set 4 "Cur