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PARCC Prep: Suggested Grading Conversion Charts for PARCC ELA Rubrics

As you probably know, the PARCC ELA Writing Rubrics have been revised a few times. I have previously blogged about the rubrics HERE. If you are trying to convert scores from PARCC ELA rubrics to grades for your grade book, … Continue reading

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PARCC Writing Rubrics UPDATE, 10-13-16

It has come to my attention that the PARCC people have been quietly revising the rubrics used to score the writing tasks. I generally read their newsletters, but somehow the one about the rubrics changing must have slipped by. They … Continue reading

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User-Friendly PARCC Writing Rubrics!

Fans of this blog know that the most recent version of PARCC writing rubrics emerged on July 29, 2014 and I blogged about them here.  As you may have also noticed, their verbiage is a bit clumsy/wordy.  Today I streamlined … Continue reading

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PARCC Update: NEW WRITING RUBRICS

If your state is using PARCC Assessments, please note that PARCC recently (on July 29, 2014) updated the writing rubrics. UPDATE 11-6-14: The original links on the PARCC Website no longer work (for No Apparent Reason).  Fortunately I had downloaded … Continue reading

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PARCC Prep: Narrative Writing Task Lesson Cycle

If you’ve taught the narrative writing process and now want to ensure that your students are also adequately prepared for the timed PARCC Narrative Writing Task, this post is for you. Following is a 2-3 week lesson cycle that covers … Continue reading

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PARCC Prep Writing Task Care Packages

In the spirit of holiday giving, I have created “PARCC Prep Writing Task Care Packages” for all three PARCC writing tasks. Everything attached here is FREE. Yes, free. You’re welcome. PARCC Narrative Writing Task PARCC Narrative Writing Prompts 12-22-15 (NEW!) … Continue reading

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Preparing for End-of-Year Writing Reflections

As we approach spring (OK, technically it’s here, but really?), it’s a good time to start thinking about how our students will reflect on their writing progress since the beginning of the school year. Assuming you have used a consistent … Continue reading

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PARCC Prep: Literary Analysis Writing Task

[The following post originally appeared in slightly different form on MiddleWeb, on Dec. 16, 2014:] As we all strive to help our students meet and exceed the Common Core Standards, one reality we also have to prepare them for is … Continue reading

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SEVEN SIMPLE STEPS TO BETTER STUDENT WRITING

[This post is adapted from my book, The Literacy Cookbook (Jossey-Bass, 2012). My forthcoming book, Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action (Jossey-Bass), is scheduled for release in August, 2014. This post appeared in slightly different form as a … Continue reading

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OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE Care Package

As much as we would like to know what the PARCC Assessments are really going to look like, this year all we have to go on is what our State Department of Education tells us.  And in my home state … Continue reading

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