Writing About Informational Text: Everybody Can Bike

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A three-part assessment challenges scholars to read informational texts in order to complete three tasks. Following a brief reading, class members take part in grand conversations, complete charts, and work in small groups to research specific topics.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Focus on one part and task at a time to reduce test burn-out 
  • Create heterogeneous groups for research tasks—encourage pupils to assist one another as needed 
  • Provide a real-world example—browse a website in search of a bicycle—confirm the site is appropriate prior to showing it to your audience  
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires copies—21 pages for the test booklet
  • The assessments duration may vary depending on how many parts and tasks you decide to complete in one period
Pros

  • Boosts smart shopping and internet use 
  • Includes an additional writing prompt for early finishers to complete when time permits 
  • The Teacher Guide is detailed and easy to follow 
Cons

  • None