PARCC Prep: Suggested Writing Skills Tracker

LITERACY AND THE COMMON COREIf you are working with students on any of the three writing tasks, this Writing Skills Tracker may be helpful. For an Excel spreadsheet version of the table below, here’s the free downloadable parcc-writing-skills-tracker.  For more tools like this, please check out my TLC Website “PARCC Prep” page.

OBJECTIVES Date Taught Re-taught Proficiency?
NARRATIVE TASK      
1-SWBAT explain the differences between the two different types of PARCC Narrative prompts (change POV and retell vs. extend the story).      
2-SWBAT successfully complete Narrative Pre-Writing Organizer for a “retelling from a different point of view” narrative.      
3-SWBAT successfully complete Narrative Pre-Writing Organizer for an “extending the story” narrative.      
4-SWBAT explain which elements are required for a passing score on the “retelling from a different point of view” narrative.      
5-SWBAT explain which elements are required for a passing score on the “extend the story” narrative.      
6-SWBAT write a timed “retelling from a different point of view” narrative which maintains a consistent POV, faithfully retells the original plot, and formats dialogue properly (blank paper and typed).      
7-SWBAT write a timed “extending the story” narrative which uses the original POV and logically extends the original story, with dialogue formatted properly (blank paper and typed).      
       
LITERARY ANALYSIS TASK      
1-SWBAT turn a statement into a question in order to unpack PARCC writing prompts.      
2-SWBAT close read text #1 in response to the unpacked prompt in order to take notes for an essay response.      
3-SWBAT close read text #2 in response to the unpacked prompt, in order to take notes for an essay response.      
4-SWBAT identify similarities among texts in order to address those commonalities when writing that body paragraph.      
5-SWBAT write a thesis statement in order to introduce a literary analysis essay.      
6-SWBAT use notes in order to write effective body paragraphs.      
7-SWBAT draft a punchy conclusion sentence in order to complete the essay effectively.      
8-SWBAT explain what is required to write an effective literary analysis essay on the PARCC.      
9-SWBAT analyze PARCC-released items in order to evaluate them through the lens of the PARCC writing rubric.      
10-SWBAT write a timed literary analysis response that answers the question(s) implicit in the prompt with proper evidence and explanation (blank paper and typed).      
       
RESEARCH SIMULATION TASK      
1-SWBAT turn a statement into a question in order to unpack PARCC writing prompts.      
2-SWBAT close read text #1 in response to the unpacked prompt in order to take notes for an essay response.      
3-SWBAT close read text #2 in response to the unpacked prompt, in order to take notes for an essay response.      
4-SWBAT take notes on a video* in response to the unpacked prompt in order to prepare for an essay response (*not for 3rd grade).      
5-SWBAT identify similarities among texts in order to address those commonalities when writing that body paragraph.      
6-SWBAT write a thesis statement in order to introduce a research simulation essay.      
7-SWBAT use notes in order to write effective body paragraphs.      
8-Draft a punchy conclusion sentence in order to complete the essay effectively.      
9-SWBAT explain what is required to write an effective research simulation essay on the PARCC.      
10-SWBAT analyze PARCC-released items in order to evaluate them through the lens of the PARCC writing rubric.      
11-SWBAT successfully write a timed RST response that answers the question(s) implicit in the prompt with proper evidence and explanation (blank paper and typed).      
       

(PS: Thanks to Anibal Garcia at Queen City Academy CS for his support with this list!)

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