Analyzing Text-Dependent Prompts
The ability to interpret and accurately respond to a writing task is critical for students at all grade levels. Although each content area produces its own unique prompts, there are a number of universal questions that students could use to attack virtually all writing tasks. Once students learn how to independently read and respond to writing prompts, they will be able to apply this skill to the reading of different types of prompts like word problems and short answer exam questions.
Where is this in the Reading/Writing Process: Step 1
Explicitly Teach: Explain. Connect. Model. Practice.
Cycle of Independence: I do. We do. They do. You do.
Origin: The marking process as explained here was developed by LiteracyTA. The questions that drive the markings were developed by Dr. Ann Johns, Professor Emeritus San Diego State University.
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Analyzing Text-Dependent Prompts Step-By-Step Process
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