Analyzing Research Prompts

The ability to interpret and accurately respond to a research question is critical for students. Although each content area produces its own unique research questions, students can use our prompt analysis skills to attack virtually any writing prompt. Once students learn how to independently read and respond to a research question, they will be able to apply this skill to the reading of different types of prompts like word problems and short answer exam questions.Need a prompt? Try our Common Core Writing Prompt Builder!

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Analyzing Research Prompts Step-By-Step Process

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Verbs in Prompts
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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

W1
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
W2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
W3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
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