Collecting baseline writing samples from intermediate students can be challenging, especially if you have reluctant writers. (And, we have all shared that experience!)
So, how do you get an authentic writing piece without eliciting groans and grumbles? It's actually pretty easy...and this is where "snapshot writing" can help! Step away from the sigh-inducing "tell me about your summer" prompt writing and offer your intermediate students choice within structure. They get to write about something that they like and feel accomplished because their snapshot will be published in a class book... and YOU get that authentic writing sample that you need to assess the writing status of your new class!
Included in this packet:
✎ Authentic snapshot samples from real, intermediate writers
✎ Ways to make the reading-writing connection with children's literature
✎ Links to awesome authors (to whom students can write)
✎ Foldable flip flaps for independent reading/writing time
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