Writing Sample Constructed-Response Assignment

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Class members practice their writing skills by completing a prompt about maturity. They develop a constructed response about something they once thought was important, but may not be as important now. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Help learners brainstorm their ideas about the topic before beginning the writing assignment; create a web or other graphic organizer on the board to record their ideas
  • Model a think-aloud as you read the sample constructed response to identify the strong aspects of the sample
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource does not contain graphic organizers, so it is best to print them out ahead of time
  • Includes a writing rubric
  • Includes an example of a strong response to the sample assignment
  • Provides thorough assignment guidelines