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Writing & KSA Resources

 
 
 Constructed Response & Open Response Question
Resources


Writing Websites
Mastery Connect - A great resource for Common Core aligned questions and prompts
Readworks.org- great website for reading passages, multiple choice, and short answer questions
NAEP- website for questions at grades 4 and 8 in a variety of subjects.

 

Other Writing Resources 

Click here to read the definition of each of the three required writing pieces.
Click here to see the writing progression of K-12 for Opinion/Argument and Informative/Explanatory pieces
Click here to see the writing progression for K-12 for Narrative pieces
Click here for the writing portfolio Table of Contents
Read about Persuasive vs Opinion vs Argumentative here
Rubric for writing pieces
Writing Process PowerPoint
Writing Resources and Organizers

 

KSA Resources

Click here to read about constructed response, short answer, and ORQ for KSA.
Click here to see KSA rulers and writers' reference sheets.
Click here to see the most up to date KSA extended response questions scoring guide, extended response answer space, short answer scoring guide, on-demand criteria, and scoring guide for on-demand.
Click here to see released (sample) items for KSAtesting.
Click here to see KDE released Stand-Alone Prompts (opinion, narrative on-demand)
Click here for a few sample On-Demand Prompts
Click here to see KDE released Constructed Response 
Click here to see more On-Demand Prompt


KSASample Items
On-Demand samples- 5th

Click here to see Annotated Science Pilot Summative Released Items

Click here to see TCT Resource Bank

 

 

Natcher Writing Policy, Plan, and Helpful Resources

Natcher Writing Policy
Natcher Writing Plan
SPAT Introduction
SPAT Examples
Glyph Organizer for On-Demand
CAPE Organizer
Narrative Organizer- Plot Development
Opinion Organizer
Primary Rubric Informative
Primary Rubric Opinion
Exemplars from Vermont Writing Collaborative
Achieve the Core Writing Samples
 

 

Natcher Writing Rubrics

Reading
Math
Science
Social Studies


Argument (6th)

Article on argument versus persuasion
Summary statement
Writing an argumentative essay
Graphic organizer for writing arguments
Topic ideas for writing argumentative pieces
Argumentative piece organizer

Example argumentative writing: Video Games are Beneficial to Kids 
300+ Prompts for Argumentative Writing

 

Opinion (K-5th)
Opinion piece example 5th grade (fits in this category)
Opinion piece organizer


Narratives (K-6th)
Narrative piece organizer
Example narrative writing: Andrew
Example narrative writing: Eleven
Example narrative writing: First Flight
Example narrative writing: Granddad's Tie
Example narrative writing: Valerie's Problem
Example narrative writing: You'll Grow Soon, Alex


Explanatory/Informational (K-6th)

Example explanatory/informational: Bald Eagle
Example explanatory/informational: Black Bear
Example explanatory/informational: Dinosaurs
Example explanatory/informational: Spiders

Example explanatory/informational: Macho Moms
Example explanatory/informational: The Old Man and the Sea