We are gearing up for the Virginia Standards of Learning Test, and I thought I’d share an idea that is helping my students at least have exposure to all of the possible writing prompts our state will choose from.
Writing Prompt Options:
Here is a table of all of the possible prompts from the state (and if you’re in another state, you still might enjoy using them). During the fall, our district assigned two per week for our students to work on either as quick writes or through the writing process. I used one as a class writing assignment and one was done at home for homework, and now that the time is almost here, I am working with the students more in a simulated fashion to help them get over the hurdle of coming up with ideas.
Choose your Prompt
Using Four Square/Jigsaw: