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Old 01-12-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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I am looking for a good link for expository writing prompts to practice the ISAT (our state test). The state website only has one example, and I would like to have at least five. I am planning on having students do a LOT of practice just responding to a prompt within the time limit. I am trying to avoid having to make them up myself, which is why I am looking for "already made" prompts that have the "test directions" written on them.


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Old 01-12-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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What a great post!! I am in the same boat as you. I had my students do a preassessment today to get an idea of where to begin. We've been practicing the 6 traits, so I thought they would do really well... Yea- they have NO CLUE! I was so sad to see that. I got a prompt from the ISBE website, the prompt was on what place would you like to visit.
http://www.isbe.net/assessment/isat.htm

I just clicked on the writing PDF.
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My students just wrote an expository essay on whether or not students should have a say about what foods are served in the lunchroom. We had done a proofreading exercise on a similar topic. I will be glad to email all to you if you're interested.
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Here are some sites that might help:

http://jc-schools.net/write/grade8.html

http://home.earthlink.net/~jhholly/expository.html

http://www.tengrrl.com/tens/018.shtml
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:11 PM
 
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I have prompts typed that I made up. I don't have written directions. I just tell them to write 5 paragraphs. We have gone over the requirements. I do have a bulletin board with step by step cards to guide them as they write.
If interested PM me with your email. A few examples topics are -

favorite pet
class pet
worst chore
choice field trip
role model


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Old 01-22-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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cyndyjlo,

Thank you! Very helpful websites with good ideas.
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Love the websites...I was tired of reading about the same topics year after year!
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I am looking for some websites that have writing prompts to practice for ISAT. (4-5th grade)

Thanks
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