Writing Prompts, Student Rubrics, and Sample Responses

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Whether you are teaching mainstream, advanced, or intervention language arts classes, you will find something helpful in a thorough writing packet. It includes prompts, rubrics, responses, helpful hints, graphic organizers, and many additional tools that middle school writers can add to their reference binders or writing notebooks.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Project either the sample responses or especially well-written examples from your class to demonstrate proper technique
  • Use the rubrics and scoring guides to model the assessment process for your class, noting the revisions in real time
  • Include the writing prompts in a list of daily journal topics for warm-ups, or assign the first draft for homework
Classroom Considerations

  • Based on a seventh grade assessment in North Carolina, but the skills and prompts are applicable to any middle or high school language arts class
  • Most rubrics include holistic scoring systems
Pros

  • Includes both blank prompts and sample responses for modeling purposes
  • Rubrics guide assessment for complete and thorough skill checks
  • Provides peer evaluation sheets for your class to edit each others' writing
Cons

  • None