Use your Google Drive to enhance your 4th and 5th grade students’ written response preparation for state testing! I’ve provided links to 9 text passages and 3 written response prompts (2 informative/explanatory and 1 opinion) to share with students on their devices to mimic the computer based testing experience! Each prompt is paired with 3 related text sources that include the level of rigor, academic vocabulary, and close reading that will be expected of students during their writing performance based tests. Two “kid friendly” rubrics are also included to help guide students’ writing progress. I work with Google Classroom in my own 4th grade class and this type of resource is a perfect fit! Whether your students utilize technology in a 1:1 fashion, a computer classroom, stations/small groups, or a mixture of all of these, this product has proven to really provide students with the practice and skills they will need. In addition, I’ve also provided hard copies of all passages and student response documents if a more traditional “paper/ pencil” version of test prep materials is desired.
In this zip file you will find the following resources:
~student informative prompt on “Invasive Species in Ohio”
~3 related sources of information (Unwelcome Guests, How Have
Invasive Species Impacted Ohio? Preventing the Spread of Non-
~student opinion prompt on “Can Too Much Technology be Harmful?”
~3 related sources of information (Digital Natives, The Effects of
Screen Time, Can Computers Pose a Health Risk for our Kids?)
~student explanatory prompt on “Wild Animals as Pets”
~3 related sources of information (The Call of the Wild, Caging the
Wild Animal, Protecting the Rights of our Wild Friends)
~access to ALL documents via Google Drive links provided! (with clear
~2 student-friendly comprehensive writing rubrics
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ADDITIONAL STATE TESTING PREP MATERIALS!
Google Interactive AIR Test Prep for 3rd Grade Writing Performance Based Prompts
Air Test Prep: Writing a Multi Paragraph Essay
AIR Test Prep: Reading Strategies for Complex & Paired Passages
Air Test Prep: Google Form Skill Builder Set #1 (4th Grade Language Arts)
Air Test Prep: Google Form Skill Builder Set #2 (4th Grade Language Arts)
Air Test Prep: Google Form Skill Builder Super Sundae Incentive Pack!
4th Grade SS AIR Test Prep #1 Using Google Forms (Early Ohio & US)
4th Grade SS AIR Test Prep #2 Using Google Forms (Am Rev & Gov't)
4th Grade SS AIR Test Prep #3 Using Google Forms (Civic Participation & Econ)
AIR Test Prep: 4th Grade Social Studies Review BINGO!
AIR Test Prep: 4th Grade Language Arts Pack
PARCC 4th Grade Informational Test Prep Packet
PARCC 4th Grade Literature Test Prep Packet
Spring/EOY PARCC Test Prep for 4th grade Literature
PARCC TEST PREP VOCABULARY BINGO & WORD CARDS!
PARCC Writing Prompts & Rubrics for Performance Based Assessment
4th Grade Ohio Social Studies Air Test Prep Scoot!
4th Grade Common Core Aligned Test Prep
AIR Test Prep: 5th Grade Science Scoot
AIR Test Prep: 3rd Grade Language Arts Pack
Yearlong Technology Quick Checks!
5th Grade Language Arts SLO (Student Learning Objective) Assessment
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4th Grade LA Spiral Common Core Review Set
4th Grade Yearlong Common Core Writing Journal Bundle
Text Structure Bundle
Genre Activity Bundle!
QR Task Card Bundle of Common Core Standards
Greek Mythology Bundle
Reader's Theater: Tall Tales
Reader's Theater: 4 leveled Greek Myth Scripts
Reader's Theater: 4 Leveled Native American Legends
Reader's Theater: Johnny Appleseed
Reader's Theater: 4 Leveled Explorer Tales!
Reader's Theater: We the People (Branches of Government)
Reader's Theater: War of 1812
Reader's Theater: The Boston Tea Party
Reader's Theater: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Reader's Theater: Steps to Statehood!
Reader's Theater: Behavior & Back to School!
SOCIAL STUDIES BUNDLES:
Best Seller! 4th Grade Social Studies Quick Check Spiral Review Set
4th Grade Amercian Revolutionary War Bundle of Activities
Native Americans in Ohio Mega Unit
New 4th Grade Government Bundle of Activities!
Early Ohio Social Studies Activity Bundle
Economics Mini Unit for 4th Grade
Best Selling! Ohio Transportation Unit
Google Interactive State Report
4th Grade Social Studies Assessment Mega Bundle!
4TH Grade Benchmark Assessments for LA Literature
LA Common Core Assessment Bundle!
Text Structure Assessment
Mythology Allusion Assessment
4th Grade Map Skills Assessment & Vocab Cards
4th Grade Ohio Transportation & Timeline Assessment
American Revolutionary War Assessment
Revolutionary War Human Timeline
4th Grade I Can Social Studies Ohio Model standard statements
September 11th 1st and 2nd Hand Account Perspectives
Memories 4 Me! End of Year Journal
Finding the Theme Bingo Game
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Standards in this strand:
Text Types and Purposes:
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer's purpose.
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., incontrast, especially).
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Production and Distribution of Writing:
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 5 here.)
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Apply grade 5 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or a drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., how characters interact]").
Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., "Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point[s]"").
Range of Writing:
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.