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NJ ASK 2011

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Overview 

 

What to Expect on the NJ ASK Language Arts Literacy Test

 

 

Explanatory Writing Prompts

 

Practice Prompt #1 - Tuesday, 4/26

 

Practice Prompt #2 - Wednesday, 4/27

 

Practice Prompt #3 - H.W. due Monday, 5/2

 

Practice Prompt #4 - Monday, 5/2

 

More Sample Prompts (starting on slide 9 of the PowerPoint)

 

Teaching Point #1 - Writers use the conclusion paragraphs of their essays to restate in different words the main idea and also to emphasize to the reader why the main idea is important.

 

 

Persuasive Writing Prompts

 

Practice Prompt #1 - Tuesday, 4/12

 

Practice Prompt #2 - Tuesday, 4/12

 

Practice Prompt #3 - H.W. due Friday, 4/15

 

Practice Prompt #4 - In class timed on Friday, 4/15

 

Another Sample Prompt (scroll to page 3)

 

And Another Sample Prompt (Word Document)

 

Teaching Points for Revising the Persuasive Prompt:

 

Teaching Point #1 - Writers use anecdotes, or stories from personal experience, as evidence to support their reasons, or "because statements," in persuasive writing.

 

Teaching Point #2 - Writers use the 3 C's (counterarguments, compromise, and call to action) to make their conclusion paragraphs of their persuasive pieces more powerful.

 

 

Speculative Writing Prompts

 

Practice Prompt #1 - Wednesday, 4/6

 

Practice Prompt #2 - Wednesday, 4/6

 

Practice Prompt #3 - H.W. due Friday, 4/8

 

Practice Prompt #4 - In class timed prompt Friday, 4/8

 

More Sample Prompts (starting on page 7)

 

Teaching Points for Revising the Speculative Prompt:

 

Teaching Point #1 - Writers include details about the setting in each scene to help the reader create a movie in his or her mind. 

 

Teaching Point #2 - To develop characters into real people, writers give them external and internal traits, actions, dialogue, and inner thoughts that are unique to them.

 

6 Navy Advice for Writing an AWESOME Story

 

 

NJ ASK Scoring Rubrics

 

NJ ASK Holistic Scoring Rubric

This 6-point rubric is used to score speculative, persuasive, and explanatory writing prompts.

 

NJ ASK 4-Point Rubric

The reading comprehension open-ended questions are scored using this prompt.

 

 

 

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