7 HOW IS IT SCORED?ANALYTICALLYREAD AND THEN GIVEN NOVICE, APPRENTICE, PROFICIENT, DISTINGUISHED
8 TIPS: Look for audience, purpose, and form stated in the prompt Focus on the specific audience and accomplishing the purpose by developing ideas with specific support.
9 SPEECH Decide audience and purpose (in prompt) Introduction—identify audienceCatch reader’s attentionGive audience a preview of what you are speaking aboutWrite bodyGive main pointsSupport with relevant facts, statistics, examples
10 SPEECH CON’T Conclusion Make shocking statement Give a startling fact Make a forceful statementRefer back to introduction
11 FEATURE ARTICLEAnswers a how or why question about a real event issue or trend that the writer and reader care about.Used to inform or entertainSpecific audience based on the publicationLooks like a newspaper articleLead-grabs attentionBody-presents main points and examples to support
12 Feature Article con’t Conclusion Leave reader with something to think aboutSomething to act uponSomething to agree with or smile aboutConnect back to lead and make point again
13 LETTERFormal communication between writer and a business or professional personPersuades, requests, responds, or narratesAudience is a specific business or named person
14 Letter Format Heading---street address, city, state, ZIP, date Inside address—name of person you are writing, his/her title, address, city, state, ZIPSalutation—greeting followed by a courtesy or professional title and person’s nameIntroduction—identifies purpose for letterBody—present and support your main points in a well-organized manner with a blank line between each paragraph
15 Letter Format Con’t Closing—courteous ending such as “Sincerely” Signature—sign your full name then print your name below signature
16 EDITORIALExpresses the writer’s opinion about a current topic of interestPurpose is to interpret a situation, to criticize, to persuade, to inform, or to entertainAudience is the readership of a certain newspaper
17 FORMAT FOR EDITORIAL Looks like a newspaper article Lead—catches reader’s attentionBody—presents your main points and supports them with logical evidenceConsiders opposing opinions and respectfully addresses themConclusion—leave your readers with something to think over, act upon, or agree with
18 Scoring of ON-Demand Based on: Purpose/Audience Idea Development/SupportOrganizationSentence structureUse of correct language for the contentCorrectness of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, documentation
19 WRITING TIPS READ BOTH PROMPTS CAREFULLY IDENTIFY PURPOSE AND AUDIENCE CHOOSE ONE YOU CAN WRITE THE MOST ABOUT.PREWRITE TO GATHER IDEASORGANIZE IN LOGICAL MANNER
20 WRITING TIPS CON’TBE SURE TO IDENTIFY CORRECT FORM FOR WRITING (speech, article, letter, editorial)USE DICTIONARY AND/OR THESAURUS TO IMPROVE SPELLING AND WORD CHOICEWRITE USING THE LANGUAGE APPROPRIATE FOR THE AUDIENCE
21 WRITING TIPS CON’T PROOFREAD Be sure you are saying what you intended toBe sure that your sentence structure is correctBe sure you have included all your ideasBe sure it reads in a coherent mannerLook up any word you think you may have misspelledBe sure if you used “thesaurus” words that they are appropriate for what you want to say (don’t just throw in big words—sometimes simple is better)
22 SAMPLE PROMPT 1 SITUATION When facing a new experience, everyone tends to react differently. Some people become anxious, some get frightened, and some people face new experiences calmly. Knowing how others have dealt with new experiences can better prepare us for similar situations.
23 Sample Prompt con’t TASK Write an article for the school newspaper narrating a time you faced a new experience and how you dealt with it.
24 SAMPLE PROMPT 2 SITUATION Latest Fashion. Video Games. CD's. Computer Software. Everyone gets caught up at one time or another with wanting new things. Maurice Sendak, author of the children's book, Where the Wild Things Are, believes the following:"There must be more to life than having everything."
25 Sample Prompt con’t TASK Write an editorial for your school newspaper persuading the readers to support your opinion in regard to this quote.