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1Original PowerPoint from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky On-Demand WritingOVERVIEWOriginal PowerPoint from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
2Constraints of On-Demand Writing “Real World” WritingTwo writing prompts (one with two choices; pick ONE)40 minute stand-alone90 minute passage-based promptUse of Thesaurus is allowedDifferent writing formats are suggested4-point rubric
4For each writing prompt, look for the… SituationPurpose AudienceMode
5Situation is the event that causes you to write. Situation is labeled for youIt’s always the first part of the promptIt’s a make believe situation that hasn’t really happened to you (pretend)It creates a need to write
6Purpose is the reason you are writing. Respond to a text/graphic/chart (organize information by using main ideas and supporting details.)Persuade consider the needs/feelings of the audience as you solve problems and/or convince them. (Use main ideas and supporting details.)Narrate share what you saw, heard, smelled, tasted, touched, said, thought, did…
7Audience is the person/group you are writing to. Look in the writing task for the audience; it might be an individual or a groupConsider what the audience needs to know, wants to know, and already knowsImagine what questions they will have for you. Answer them in your writing.
8Mode is the type of writing you will do. Look in the writing task for the mode, then follow the appropriate format:Feature Article (facts, interviews, times)Letter (a date, a greeting, a body, a closing, a signature)Speech (titles, leads, bodies, closings)Editorial (opinion, quotes, cited sources)
9Identifying SPAMIn the following writing prompt, try to correctly identify…
14Original PowerPoint from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky On-Demand WritingPROCESSOriginal PowerPoint from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
15Organize your ideas Think about your most important points. Use the reason/ example format/ opposing viewpoint.Think before writing.Sort out your ideas.
16Prewriting Use one of the following pre-writing techniques Make an outlineMake a webCreate a Venn DiagramMake a list
17Drafting the Introduction Get the reader’s attention!!!Ask a rhetorical questionGive an anecdoteUse a quoteUse a scenarioMake sure you state the thesis!!!
18Drafting the Body Follow your prewriting notes Revise as you go AND when you’re finishedGive examples for each reasonAnswer questions your audience might haveFor persuading and responding: keep telling them why and how
19Drafting the Conclusion Make the piece feel finishedGive the reader something to think aboutYou can tie back to something to think aboutTie a point back to what you said in the lead-inBe brief!
20Editing for Correctness Possible errors:CapitalizationUsage (“we were” not “we was”)PunctuationSpellingComplete sentencesRepetition
21Final Draft Make it LOOK like a letter, feature article, or editorial Use your best handwritingIndent for paragraphsBe correct and neat
22Original PowerPoint from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky On-Demand WritingSCORINGOriginal PowerPoint from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
23On-Demand Scoring Tips [ 4 Points ]Writers at this score point level display consistent, though not necessarily perfect, writing skill, resulting in effective communication.
24On-Demand Scoring Tip #1 The writer establishes and maintains focus on audience and purpose and effectively engages the audience by providing relevant background information necessary to anticipate its needs.
25On-Demand Scoring Tip #2 The writer consistently develops ideas with depth and complexity to provide insight, support, and clarification of the topic… using appropriate and effective examples, details, facts, explanations, descriptions, or arguments.
26On-Demand Scoring Tip #3 The writer consistently organizes the writing by using a logical progression of ideas that flows within and between paragraphs. The writer consistently uses a variety of sentence lengths and structures.
27On-Demand Scoring Tip #4 The writer maintains an appropriate voice or tone. The writer consistently chooses words that are appropriate to the intended audience and purpose of the writing.
28Original PowerPoint from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky On-Demand WritingPRACTICEOriginal PowerPoint from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
29When reading the prompt, remember… SituationPurpose AudienceMode
30When writing the response, remember… OrganizePrewritingDrafting (Intro, Body, Conclusion)EditingFinal Draft