I developed a slideshow of the Grades 3-5 Informational Scoring Guideline for the PSSA using pictures to help students associate a visual with the words that are hard to understand. This slideshow uses many of the same pictures in my Text Dependent Analysis made simpler with pictures chart in my store, so students will begin to understand what each scoring guideline means based on the picture.
This product will help you in two ways! You can use the powerpoint to demonstrate the guidelines PLUS then you can print them out large enough for a classroom or bulletin board display!
The slideshow coordinates with the following standards:
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
Provide a concluding statement or section.
Please leave me your feedback! Enjoy and I hope this makes writing a little easier for you and your students!