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Original PowerPoint from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky On-Demand Writing OVERVIEW
Constraints of On-Demand Writing “Real World” Writing Two writing prompts (one with two choices; pick ONE) 40 minute stand-alone 40 minute stand-alone 90 minute passage-based prompt 90 minute passage-based prompt Use of Thesaurus is allowed Different writing formats are suggested 4-point rubric
On-Demand Writing is as easy as…
For each writing prompt, look for the… S ituation P urpose A udience M ode
S ituation is the event that causes you to write. Situation is labeled for you It’s always the first part of the prompt It’s a make believe situation that hasn’t really happened to you (pretend) It creates a need to write
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… P urpose is the reason you are writing.
Look in the writing task for the audience; it might be an individual or a group Consider what the audience needs to know, wants to know, and already knows Imagine what questions they will have for you. Answer them in your writing. A udience is the person/group you are writing to.
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) M ode is the type of writing you will do.
Identifying SPAM In the following writing prompt, try to correctly identify…
Original PowerPoint from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky On-Demand Writing PROCESS
Organize your ideas Think about your most important points. Use the reason/ example format/ opposing viewpoint. Think before writing. Sort out your ideas.
Prewriting Use one of the following pre-writing techniques Make an outline Make an outline Make a web Make a web Create a Venn Diagram Create a Venn Diagram Make a list Make a list
Drafting the Introduction Get the reader’s attention!!! Ask a rhetorical question Ask a rhetorical question Give an anecdote Give an anecdote Use a quote Use a quote Use a scenario Use a scenario Make sure you state the thesis!!!
Drafting the Body Follow your prewriting notes Revise as you go AND when you’re finished Give examples for each reason Answer questions your audience might have For persuading and responding: keep telling them why and how
Drafting the Conclusion Make the piece feel finished Give the reader something to think about You can tie back to something to think about Tie a point back to what you said in the lead-in Be brief!
Editing for Correctness Possible errors: Capitalization Usage (“we were” not “we was”) Punctuation Spelling Complete sentences Repetition
Final Draft Make it LOOK like a letter, feature article, or editorial Use your best handwriting Indent for paragraphs Be correct and neat
Original PowerPoint from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky On-Demand Writing SCORING
On-Demand Scoring Tips [ 4 Points ] Writers at this score point level display consistent, though not necessarily perfect, writing skill, resulting in effective communication.
On-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.
On-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.
On-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.
On-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.
Original PowerPoint from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky On-Demand Writing PRACTICE
When reading the prompt, remember… S ituation P urpose A udience M ode
When writing the response, remember… Organize Prewriting Drafting (Intro, Body, Conclusion) Editing Final Draft