This is a PowerPoint presentation which covers the two modes of writing covered by the PSSA Writing Assessment. The Informational and Persuasive modes of writing are defined. Several types of these modes are covered. The five domains of the Pennsylvania Scoring Rubric are also covered in detail. There is a break down of the grading procedure for the entire writing assessment. A "name the mode of writing" section is also included; on several slides, a passage appears and students must determine the type of mode represented. Very informative and user friendly!