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Writing Assessment Prep: Flash Writing Essay Planning & Modeling Activity

Writing Assessment Prep: Flash Writing Essay Planning & Modeling Activity
Writing Assessment Prep: Flash Writing Essay Planning & Modeling Activity
Writing Assessment Prep: Flash Writing Essay Planning & Modeling Activity
Writing Assessment Prep: Flash Writing Essay Planning & Modeling Activity
Writing Assessment Prep: Flash Writing Essay Planning & Modeling Activity
Writing Assessment Prep: Flash Writing Essay Planning & Modeling Activity
Writing Assessment Prep: Flash Writing Essay Planning & Modeling Activity
Writing Assessment Prep: Flash Writing Essay Planning & Modeling Activity
Product Description
Help your students prepare for the state timed writing assessment while practicing thesis statements and essay planning.

Planning is so crucial to a cohesive essay, and this activity allows students to practice this skill, while encouraging them to use their time efficiently so that the bulk of their effort can be devoted to the actual writing stage of the process. And because there is simply not time enough to always write and grade full essays, this is the perfect activity to keep your students continually practicing the most important skills.

In this activity, students are provided a prompt and then given ten minutes to identify the type of prompt (informative or argumentative) and create an outline. They develop a thesis statement and three topic sentences for their body paragraphs, including a counterclaim if the prompt is argumentative. When time is up, students share their work and discuss strengths and ideas for improvement. Afterwards, a model outline is provided, demonstrating different ways to effectively and quickly plan for each type of writing. Finally, a wide variety of additional prompts are included for further practice.

Great for:

• Writing Assessment
• Thesis Writing Practice
• Essay Planning Practice
• Timed Writing Practice
• Bell Work
• Mini-Lessons
• Full Lessons
• Tutoring/Interventions

Included as both a fully editable PowerPoint activity as well as a PDF to ensure compatibility.

Works well as an individual, pair or small group activity. Each prompt can be used for a full lesson or as a warm-up. Also includes an essay planning handout as well as rubrics similar to those used in state exams—should you choose to have your students write a full essay.

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This product is also sold as part of an ELA Test Prep Bundle for Secondary Students. You can find it here:

ELA Test Prep Bundle: Reading & Writing Practice and Assessment Activities

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Keywords: Writing assessment, timed writing, thesis statement, essay organization, planning an essay, essay writing, essay planning, developing a thesis statement, test preparation, writing test preparation, state assessment preparation, ELA test prep, argumentative essay, informational essay, informative essay, explanatory essay, PARCC, STAAR, AIR, FSA, CCSS, Common Core writing assessment
Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
N/A
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