Students practice writing PCR – prose constructed responses in preparation for PARCC tests
Original texts, applicable brain facts and active tasks offer 300 opportunities to respond to included informational texts.
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150 cards with TRUE or FALSE statements
Six informational texts – namungos show you your brain
Basal ganglia text – brain’s storage place for habits
Serotonin text – brain’s wellbeing molecule
Plasticity text – brain’s ability to change itself
Working memory text – brain’s tiny capacity for facts
Cortisol text – brain’s dangerous stress chemical
Amygdala text – tame it for calm emotional reactions
Ideas and suggestions for TRUE – FALSE games
Student worksheets to review brain facts
Answer keys brain fact (informational text)
150 PCR (prose constructed response) directions
150 PCR (prose constructed response) task cards
TRUE-FALSE signs for brain based Namungo games
Namungos teach brain fact essentials brief cheat sheet
Additional brain based materials suggested
Rubric for Scoring Criteria for Writing Prompts Include
Comprehension of Key Ideas and Details from Text: _________
Clarity and Organization of Written Expression: _________
Correct Use of Language and Conventions: _______
Quote Accurately when Describing or Making Inferences from the Text _______
Addresses the Prompt _______
Show accurate points of view from text _______
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