Reading and Understanding a Writing Prompt

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How do you figure out what a writing prompt is asking? That's the focus of the first in a series of seven lessons on narrative writing. Learners walk through dissecting a prompt's key words, determining whether to write a narrative or an essay. 

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • A useful reminder cautions against starting to write before carefully reading the prompt
Cons

  • The lesson does not focus on responding to a narrative prompt, but rather on composing an expository essay about oneself
Common Core