WRITING ON DEMAND FOR THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS ASSESSMENTS
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Learn what students will be asked to do when facing the writing tasks on the Common Core State Standards assessments and find out what instructional shifts teachers will need to make so that students can understand and master these tasks.
In this resource, the authors unpack the PARCC and Smarter Balanced approaches to writing assessment and provide effective strategies to help students succeed in writing on demand for the assessments. Teachers are presented with practical advice on motivating students to become better writers for life while preparing them for the assessments by developing their abilities to analyze prompts, use the skills needed for text-dependent writing, write across the curriculum, and manage time in a digital space.