Ready to Write! Writing Pack: Test Prep and Practice for Common Core Writing


Total pages: 92
File size: 14 MB



This pack has everything you need to get your Common Core writers into tip-top shape for writing assessments! It can be used throughout the whole year! The pack focuses on three kinds of writing: narrative writing, opinion writing, and informational writing. Your students will learn how to code a writing prompt in order to understand what type of writing to produce. The pack contains hands-on sorting activities that are perfect to use in a whole group lesson, small group, and within writing centers. The pack also contains student-friendly picture prompt cards that are perfect for writing centers and independent writing activities. TONS of writing prompts are included to help your little writers practice the three different types of Common Core writing. Students can even glue the prompt cards into an Interactive Writing Notebook, highlight or code the prompt, and start writing! Time your students on the prompts for further practice in “writing on demand.”

Graphic organizers for each writing type are included as well as bright, colorful posters to use as visual aids within the classroom. Photographs are also included to help you teach your students how to create their own graphic organizers out of a blank planning page, when necessary!

The best part of this pack? 9 formal writing assessments are included for your use! (3 narrative, 3 opinion, and 3 informational.) A teacher script page is included, student prompt page, and two versions of writing paper for each writing assessment. These are perfect to use as benchmark assessments, quarterly assessments, pre/post assessments, practice tests to get ready for your state or district writing assessment, or can even be used as a whole group modeling lesson. (*Ohio Teachers: These formal writing assessments are modeled after the Ohio Diagnostic Writing assessment for K-3!)

Optional rubrics are included as well as a kid-friendly self-assessment activity called 2 Stars and a Wish!

This writing pack will have your students ready for Common Core writing in no time! There is enough material in this pack for practice throughout the whole year!

The pack was designed for first and second grade. Lower level third grade writers and advanced kindergartners would benefit from this pack as well. It would also be perfect for third grade students to work on independently.

Take a look at the preview to see a sample of what is included in this writing pack! I hope you enjoy!!

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This is a large writing pack that covers the following topics and skills: narratives, opinions, informational text, informative writing, essays, writing, narrative, opinion, information, assessments, rubrics, Common Core, written responses, and it’s great for Writer’s Workshop


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