Reading Street Common Core aligned written responses including best practice organizers. I paired each look back and write about the main selection with room to organize before writing a response. Included in this pack is a weekly written response for each story in Unit 1 for the 3rd grade edition. Included is a color version and one that will print out more clearly on black and white. I like to have my third graders plan out their writing first before they write. These tests do just that. With each weekly written response, I want the students to plan out what to write and gather evidence from the text before they begin to write. I have seen huge improvements with organization and it really relates to common core by having them cite evidence from the text. They work great for state test preparation.
These organizers are especially helpful for lower level writers or even for use in a special education setting to help those lower writers plan out their writing first to become more independent and successful with their writing.