The other tidbit I have for you this week is a reading sample passage that is the research simulation task. It's brought to us by Dana Clark, a very smart literacy coach in Fair Lawn. Thanks for sharing. It's a great model for how to include this type of passage in our test prep work.
Unfortunately, I haven't been blogging as regularly as I'd like to. The PARCC test prep world and other distractions have made it very hard, but I'll be back soon.
I also don't have answer keys for the sample pieces that I posted recently. People have had a hard time sending me answer keys to the samples they wrote, so it's been a task to try to amass those. However, sitting through the passages and thinking through them with the mindset of the student is really instructionally eye-opening.
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