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Paragraph of the Week, Text-Based Prompts for a Semester, Writer's Notebooks, #1

Paragraph of the Week, Text-Based Prompts for a Semester, Writer's Notebooks, #1
Paragraph of the Week, Text-Based Prompts for a Semester, Writer's Notebooks, #1
Paragraph of the Week, Text-Based Prompts for a Semester, Writer's Notebooks, #1
Paragraph of the Week, Text-Based Prompts for a Semester, Writer's Notebooks, #1
Paragraph of the Week, Text-Based Prompts for a Semester, Writer's Notebooks, #1
Paragraph of the Week, Text-Based Prompts for a Semester, Writer's Notebooks, #1
Paragraph of the Week, Text-Based Prompts for a Semester, Writer's Notebooks, #1
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Get ready for standardized writing assessments and improve your students' writing a little at a time week over week! Excellent, challenging prompts for high school level!

Updated 1/2017

This is a classroom-tested set of 20 prompts in all three modes that require citing from a text. The stimuli and prompts are of various levels and 100% editable PPT format, which means you can tweak and change them up as needed. Additionally, this resource provides you two, flexible options for you to implement this paragraph of the week program: Option #1 are the projectable prompts and Option #2 is the printable writer's notebook. I've also included a daily task outline to use in order to build on the paragraph-writing process each day - if you want to do it that way. This a really a one-stop, flexible resource for implementing a text-based daily writing program, paragraph of the week, or writer's notebook.

Included:
1) Two formats of the projectable prompts: PDF and PPT
2) Two formats of the printable writer's notebook: PDF and PPT. This option is perfect if you are a paperless school because these editable files can be shared in secure online classrooms very easily!
3) Each prompt is completely originally written and classroom tested
4) The stimuli for each prompt is included (literature, images, info texts) - a few are the links to the stimulus - No arbitrary, over-used prompts here!
5) several of the prompts have student responses as samples
6) RACE mnemonic strategy with color coding, which is great for differentiating - My approach is a little different because it actually takes a writer from the beginning of a paragraph to the end, rather than just what to do in the middle. Therefore, it can be expanded to an entire essay. You can use this method or one of your own!
6) A few optional slides for introducing, teaching, and practicing the RACE strategy
7) Daily plan for writing each day in two formats: PDF and PPT
8) Classroom poster for the daily plan
9) Rubric for easy grading
7) Common Core standards

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Classroom success stories from teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ "I am SO happy with this purchase! Excellent for building text-based writing skills and test prep! Thank you!"

♥ "Impressive resource! I started using your products several weeks back, and I've already seen an increase in test scores and grades. I just started working on the RACE strategy with my students; hopefully, we will see an increase on writing test scores! Thank you."

♥ "Every Julie Faulkner product is superb. Extremely well put together, excellent content and successful with all students. I have incorporated this with our daily work and I am seeing results."

♥ "I love this weekly exercise. The focus on writing one good paragraph is an important building block. Too often we ask for longer pieces, and the students continue to concentrate on quantity rather than quality."
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