On the K-PREP Assessment you will… Be assessed on 2 different On-Demand tasks; 1 stand alone prompt and 1 passage-based prompt. –A stand alone prompt is one that gives you a brief situation and asks you to respond. You will be given a choice between two different stand alone prompts. You must write either a narrative or an opinion based piece. You will have 30 minutes to complete your task. (See Examples)
On the K-PREP Assessment you will… –A passage-based prompt is one that requires you to read a passage such as a story or article and then provides you a situation and asks you to respond. You are not given a choice of prompts. You will write either an informative or explanatory piece. You will have 60 minutes to complete your task. (see examples)
On the K-PREP Assessment you will… Be asked to write in a variety of formats, such as a letter, email, essay, article, or short story. Be evaluated in 4 areas; Purpose/Focus, Idea Development, Structure, and Language/Conventions. (see rubric)
Tips for Writing On- Demand Sometimes it’s hard to write when you’re under pressure and put on the spot. Here are some tips to keep in mind so that you can do your best: –Read the passage (if passage based), writing situation, and writing directions carefully. –For the stand alone prompts read both carefully and then decide which prompt you can be the most successful with. –Analyze the writing prompt, use FAP to ensure you understand your writing task.
More Tips for Writing On-Demand –Plan your writing, use the 4 Square model when possible to help. –Keep your time limit in mind. Analyzing the prompt and writing a plan should be kept within 10 minutes. –Keep your writing focused, don’t include extra information. –Finish with enough time left to revise and edit your work. –Don’t panic!! There’s no time for that in the schedule. Lol. You can do it!!
What is FAP? FAP stands for FORM, AUDIENCE, and PURPOSE. –FAP can be used to organize the information that you will see in the prompts. –FAP is found in the writing situation and writing directions of the prompts. FAP is an acronym that helps you identify what you are being asked to do.
F is for FORM WHAT are you writing? Possible FORMS include; email, letter, essay, article, or story.
A is for AUDIENCE To WHOM are you writing? You will be able to find the AUDIENCE in the writing situation and writing directions of the prompts. Possible audiences include; –parents –friend –principal –teacher –author –neighbor –family member Sometimes you might be writing to a “general audience”. This means that your writing is not for anyone specific such as in the case of an essay or short story.
P is for PURPOSE WHY are you writing? You will be able to find the PURPOSE in the writing situation or writing directions of the prompts. You will write for one of three purposes: –Give information or explain –Give your opinion –narrate an event (either fictional or personal)
Let’s FAP! Write an article for the school newspaper informing readers about an upcoming event Write a letter to your teacher stating your opinion concerning having a class pet Write an email to a new student about the importance of school rules. Explain why following the rules is important. form audience purpose
What is the 4-Square Model? The 4-Square Method is an organized prewriting strategy that works for all types of writing; expository, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive.
Using 4-Square with Narrative Writing Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Outcome/ Big Ending Narrative Topic
Using 4-Square with Narrative Writing Flew in a plane for Went to Buckingham the first time Palace. Went on a dinner/ Visited amazing disco cruise on the places and made Thames River new friends The Best Vacation ever- my trip to England.
Using 4-Square with Expository Writing- Informing/Explaining Detail 1 Detail 2 Detail 3 Conclusion Main Idea/Topic
Using 4-Square with Expository Writing- Informing/Explaining Easy to cook Fun to eat Delicious My favorite meal is spaghetti and meatballs because it’s easy to cook, fun to eat, and delicious. My favorite meal is spaghetti and meatballs.
Using 4-Square with Persuasive Writing Reason 1 Reason 2 Reason 3 Conclusion Opinion Statement
Using 4-Square with Persuasive Writing Students will be Student will be More alert able learn better Teachers will I believe the school Be in a better mood day should begin at 9:00 am because students will be more alert, able to learn better, and teachers will be in a better mood. The school day should begin at 9:00 am