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FSA Writing: Keys to Success

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BreAnne Kilmer

on 9 December 2014

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Transcript of FSA Writing: Keys to Success

What Do I Have to Do?
You will be presented with a series of 2-4 written texts to read that share a given topic. After you read the texts, you will respond to one of the following writing prompts:

*
Informative/Explanatory Prompt
Provide information on a topic
or
*
Argumentative/Persuasive Prompt
Take a stance to support an opinion or
argument
What else should I know?
You will have 90 minutes to
read the passages
plan your response
write your response
revise/edit your response
Let's Look at the Rubric for Informative/Explanatory Prompts
How do I approach the task? How should I start?
1.
Read the prompt
to determine purpose for
reading and responding.
2. Locate the
passage set title
as well as the
individual passage titles
.
3.
Read the passages

closely
,
using
text
marking
strategies in order to analyze and
for quick reference of specific evidence to
cite in your writing.
4.
Re-read and dissect prompt
, assuring that
you fully understand ALL PARTS of the
task. (There could be multiple parts.)
5.
Plan response
according to the PURPOSE,
AUDIENCE, and TASK. (P.A.T.)

What? I have to plan!?!
Yes! Once determining the task(s) and reading the passages, you should make a plan before writing.

It should begin with this:

P. What's the purpose? Inform or Persuade?
A. Who's the audience? Stated or implied?
T. What's the task?
FSA Writing: Keys to Success
Thank you!
Informative/Explanatory
Prompt
You are required to synthesize ideas from the text to develop and support a controlling idea.
Argumentative/Persuasive
Prompt
You are required to synthesize and analyze ideas from the text in order to argue and support a claim.
You will be graded on a 10 point rubric:
4 points for PURPOSE, ORGANIZATION, AND FOCUS
4 points for EVIDENCE AND ELABORATION
2 points for CONVENTIONS
Bellwork:
Create 3 sentences using vocabulary words from lesson 6.
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