Assessment

Writing Informational Text: Lemonade Stand

This Writing Informational Text: Lemonade Stand assessment also includes:

Use a performance task to assess third graders' ability to read informational text. After they plan a lemonade stand business, young entrepreneurs implement that plan through informational writing. The task assumes learners can summarize, sequence, write to persuade, and read and write on maps.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the parts as a way to practice the skill or use as an assessment, assuming learners are familiar with reading comprehension and translating that into planning and writing an informational essay
  • Instruct learners to highlight their answers with in the text
  • Use the three options in the first assignment as guided instruction
Classroom Considerations
  • Print and copy the pages front to back to save paper
  • The first three pages contains background information on the Fluence Learning company
  • Passages are leveled at 700, 750, and 760 Lexile® levels which are most appropriate for third grade readers
Pros
  • The 49-page packet includes three parts with several procedures, their answers, a teacher guide, and rubrics for scoring the essays
  • Words are bolded throughout the passage to show importance
  • A very thorough performance task
Cons
  • None