The new common core standards and PARCC assessments will require students to relate their story and essay writing to two-three passages of text. The text may be nonfiction, fiction, reference materials, quotes, environmental print, or poetry.
These writing prompts contain three texts each for the student to read (very short) and specific writing prompt directions. The type of writing the students will be composing will fall under the category "explanatory" because the student will be forced to respond to make a choice, synthesize information, and explain their reasoning
THIS PDF BUNDLE HAS THE EXPLANATORY TEXT DEPENDENT PROMPTS FROM MY STORE FOR GRADES 1-6. THEY ARE THE EXACT PROMPTS ALL IN ONE BUNDLE.
These prompts are also great for a pre-assessment and for work a tutor can use with his/her students.