There are many types of short and extended questions on state tests—including compare/contrast questions, cause/effect questions, and prediction questions. When students go into a testing situation, they are often nervous. Most know the information but do not know how to express themselves well. Giving them a structure and process will give them confidence in their ability to write concise answers in all subjects.
Students will be able to do the following:
* brainstorm using a graphic organizer (wheel)
* write a well-developed answer using complete sentences
* proofread their work
* use a rubric to evaluate their work
The 50-page PDF contains the following:
* step-by-step instructions
* examples with answer keys
* topics for subject-specific writing assignments
* handouts that explain the writing process
* scoring rubrics for writing assignments
Materials align to the Common Core standards.
Writing a Short/Extended Answer in State Tests
by Jan Cosner
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License