Use this PPT to present to students! This Powerpoint highlights the three types of PCRs students will be required to respond to on the PARCC assessment.
Based on the complexity of the language used, and the "wordiness" of the sample prompts, this PowerPoint provides helpful suggestions for both teachers, and students to break down what is being asked of them.
In order to break down, or "unpack" a prompt students should follow four easy steps, highlighted here.
This PowerPoint includes three samples, broken down by step-by-step, and one "try yourself" example.
Please note that the passages, videos, and excerpts presented in this PowerPoint are made up, and not real. The prompts follow the format of the sample items released by Pearson. Therefore, prompts can not actually be answered. These prompts should be used for the sole purpose of breaking down the task at hand.