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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Informational/Opinion Writing Grade 4 Sample Dogs Try This Exercise in Your Classroom Use this sample to identify the lack of broad yet distinct …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Opinion Writing Grade 4 Sample WOW! Is Autumn Already Here? Feedback for Improvement Topic: Autumn Main Reason 1: Things to smell Main Reason …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) STAAR Released Opinion Writing Grade 4 Sample Palo Pinto Feedback for Improvement Topic: Palo Pinto Elementary Main Reason 1: Students Main Reason 2: …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Informational/Opinion Writing Grade 5 Sample Autumn Feedback for Improvement Topic: Autumn - my favorite season Main Reason#1: changes in nature Main Reason #2: …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Narrative Writing Grade 6 Sample Splash! Feedback for Improvement What worked: There is a sense of story with a beginning, middle and end …

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Topics:Narrative WritingStudent Writing Samples

(Click image to download sample and feedback) Personal Experience Narrative Grade 5 Sample Jason Summarizing Framework This is a story about my friend Jason and me. The experience was going …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Personal Experience Narrative Grade 4 Sample Snowed Summarizing Framework This is a story about Danny and me. The experience was playing in the …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Personal Experience Narrative Grade 4 Sample Summarizing Framework This is a story about me. The experience was competing in a basketball game against …

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Topics:Narrative WritingStudent Writing Samples

(Click image to download sample and feedback) This released student sample, from the https://www.doe.mass.edu/, is analyzed for specific skills taught using the Empowering Writers approach. The sample features the skills that the …

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Topics:Narrative WritingStudent Writing SamplesNarrative – Literary Analysis Tasks

(Click image to download sample and feedback) Narrative Writing- Character/Problem/Solution Grade 3 Sample The Growling Snow Monster Summarizing Framework: This story is about me. The problem was about being chased …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Narrative Writing- Character/Problem/Solution Grade 2 Sample Red Wolves Task: Imagine that you were camping and you hear a noise. You go to investigate …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Narrative Writing Grade 4 Sample Frogs in the Pool Feedback for Improvement What worked: This is a story with a beginning, middle and …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Narrative Writing- Revise this Beginning Grade 4 Sample Boogie Boarding Feedback for Improvement Writing is a process, not a destination! It’s very easy …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Informational/Opinion Writing Grade 5 Sample The Beach Feedback for Improvement Topic: the beach Main Idea #1: shells Main Idea #2: relaxation Main Idea …

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Topics:Student Writing SamplesInformational Writing

(Click image to download sample and feedback) This released student sample, from the https://www.doe.mass.edu/, is analyzed for specific skills taught using the Empowering Writers approach. The sample features the skills that the …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Informational/Opinion Writing Grade 4 Sample Japanese New Year's Feedback for Improvement Topic: Japanese New Year Main Idea #1: Food Main Idea #2: Family …

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Topics:Student Writing SamplesOpinion WritingInformational Writing

(Click image to download sample and feedback) Developing Main Ideas Grade 4 Sample Teaching informational writing is difficult to do with a student who has not been taught specific writing …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Grade 4 Opinion Writing Cats Feedback for Improvement Topic: Cats Main Idea #1: Well Behaved Main Idea #2: Easy to care for What …

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Topics:Student Writing SamplesOpinion Writing

(Click image to download sample and feedback) This released student sample, from the https://www.doe.mass.edu/, is analyzed for specific skills taught using the Empowering Writers approach. The sample features the skills that the …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Grade 3 Informational Writing What Tools Do You Need When You Travel Feedback for Improvement Topic: Tools for Travel Main Idea #1: GPS …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Grade 3 Informational Writing Pool Feedback for Improvement Topic: Pool Fun Main Idea #1: Swimming Main Idea #2: Races Main Idea #3: Marco …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) Grade 3 Informational - Process Writing Project Hamsters Feedback for Improvement Topic: Hamsters Main Idea #1: What do they look like? Main Idea …

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(Click image to download sample and feedback) This released student sample, from the https://www.doe.mass.edu/, is analyzed for specific skills taught using the Empowering Writers approach. The sample features the skills that the …

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Topics:Student Writing SamplesInformational WritingConstructed Response

(Click image to download sample and feedback) This released student sample, from the https://www.doe.mass.edu/, is analyzed for specific skills taught using the Empowering Writers approach. The sample features the skills that the …

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Are you looking to provide specific feedback to your students in order to improve their writing? These samples are annotated for the specific skills students applied effectively in their writing …

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Topics:Student Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesOpinion Writing

Are you looking to provide specific feedback to your students in order to improve their writing? These samples are annotated for the specific skills students applied effectively in their writing …

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Topics:Narrative WritingStudent Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesResource by Grade LevelGrades 2-5

Are you looking to provide specific feedback to your students in order to improve their writing? These samples are annotated for the specific skills students applied effectively in their writing …

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Topics:Student Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesExpository WritingResource by Grade LevelGrades 2-5Response to TextExpository Student Writing Samples

These released item samples from the https://www.doe.mass.edu/ are analyzed for specific skills taught using the Empowering Writers approach. Each sample features the skills that the students successfully applied and suggestions …

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Topics:Student Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesMCASResponse to Text

With the advent of the CCSS, everyone is concerned about teaching Opinion Writing in response to text, to issues, situations, likes and dislikes. The underlying organizational structure of a well-crafted …

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Topics:Student Writing SamplesOpinion Writing

What is your favorite season and why? Write a piece describing and explaining your favorite season. This was a prompt that until recently I would have used for my students …

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