This has been a life saver for me during conferences as well as just a simple way to compare a students growth throughout the year using the same "assessment."
Page 1: Explanation for parents and sample of each type of writing.
Pages 2-5 I only read the prompt to the students but do not help them otherwise so that I can see exactly what they can do independently. Some students write a word and others write multiple paragraphs.
*For the snake informative writing I gave students the snake fact sheet and also let them use books, PebbleGO, and myON to get more facts if they wanted.