Writing an Opinion Requiring Voting

This Writing an Opinion Requiring Voting assessment also includes:

Challenge writers to compose an essay detailing their stance on, and the history of, voting. Three assignments, each broken down into three parts, requires fifth graders to take notes, read and complete charts, write paragraphs, compare arguments, and research. the assessment is designed to mirror a style similar to a state test. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Make copies of the rubric for learners to reference while working 
  • Remind pupils to use their test taking strategies, such as reading the prompt multiple times, underlining or highlighting important information, and keeping print in the box while writing 
  • Administer the assessment as a practice for your state's standardized testing
Classroom Considerations

  • Have modifications and adaptations ready for class members that require them while taking a test 
  • Scholars should be familiar with writing opinion essays 
Pros

  • Provides a detailed Teacher Guide with assignment explanation, examples, and rubrics 
  • Includes an extra writing prompt for extended learning opportunities  
Cons

  • None