Strategies for Creating Text-Based Writing Prompts?
Submitted by JRoy on October 26, 2018 - 3:22pm
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I was also recently in Idaho working with a group of program directors and teachers on the CCR Standards. We focused on the key advances that define the CCR Standards for ELA/Literacy. The hardest work of the day was developing text-based writing prompts that build knowledge and develop writing skills. Creating writing prompts that consolidate students’ understanding of complex texts is challenging work. In order to ensure that the prompt results in the kind of response we anticipate, we talked about answering the prompt ourselves before assigning it to students. Does anyone have any other strategies for developing text-based writing prompts to share?