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Increasingly, students are required to demonstrate proficiency in planning, writing, and revising an essay during high stakes tests. As students prepare for such tests, practicing skills related to structure may improve performance on such tests. This week, we offer tips to improve the structure of essays for High Stakes Testing.


Writing is one of the most critical skills a student develops in high school. It is also one of the most frustrating for students to master. By using a methodical approach, you can defuse some of that frustration, while helping students learn that writing is as much about process as product.


Short, ungraded and unedited, reflective writing in learning logs is a venue to promote genuine consideration of learning activities. This week, we offer a series of prompts designed to provide authentic writing experiences in any content area.


Writing across the curriculum not only reinforces essential communication skills, but also provides a means for students to record explorations and observations related to content. This week, we provide writing activities that are easily implemented in any content area.


Writing is one of the most critical skills a student develops in high school. It is also one of the most frustrating for students to master. By using a methodical approach, you can defuse some of that frustration, while helping students learn that writing is as much about process as product.



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This Grant Writing Primer is packed with tips that are critical to any successful grant writer. It is designed for both the novice and experienced writer.


This easy to use handout will help guide students through the cubing exercise. Once familiar with the process, students can cube independent of teacher guidance or the handout.


Students will use this worksheet with a visualization writing exercise. Simply provide them with a visual prompt, such as an illustration in the text, a slide, transparency, snapshot, etc. Encourage them to imagine themselves being transported into the visual. On the worksheet, students should list three to five sensory phrases (per sense) describing what they see, hear, taste, touch or smell while imagining themselves within the cue.


This sample rubric is designed for a ninth grade writing assessment. It clearly shows one way of designing a rubric that is easily used and can be shared with students.


Help students keep track of their learning with this simple learning log. Learning is enhanced when students know what they are expected to learn and can track their progress in an organized and efficient manner.


This handout provides students with ten tips to improve performance on essay exam questions.


This "Writing-to-Learn" handout can be given to students to record the relationship between terms (key words) and the topic.


This exercise will engage your students in a critical review of two essay exams. It provides a prompt, a sample essay which is to be graded by students, followed by a written analysis of each essay.


Use this graphic organizer to map ideas generated from brainstorming sessions, lectures, and readings.


Use these sample prompts when teaching students essay test writing skills.


This guide helps teachers break down an objective statement into its three component parts. It establishes basic guidelines to follow when writing objective statements.


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Students can use these guidlines to select appropriate work for their portfolios.


This activity worksheet helps students build their reading comprehension skills using rereading strategies.


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