Writing Response Guide: How to think about and organize a writing response

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Formats Included
  • Word Document File
3 pages
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The Writing Response Guide is a tool that students can use to help them think about and organize a writing response. This guide provides thinking prompts (questions) to ensure that students organize their writing, formulate a strong claim, find supportive evidence and analyze the evidence. Knowing the elements of a writing response is essential to producing a strong piece of writing.

Help students organize their writing, while prompting them to think deeply about a text in order to construct a strong response with this powerful tool!

*Additional Note: The Writing Response Guide includes a graphic organizer as well as common transition words/phrases to help link ideas.
Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.


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