Timed Writing Process

Timed writing requires a unique process, one that is different from a take-home essay. For one, students cannot take their essays home, nor can they discuss their ideas with others. Time is also a factor. Students usually have one week to write a take-home essay. Then, they are given time to revise and publish a final draft.

In a timed situation, students must learn how to write a competent essay in 40-60 minutes. The process outline here will help students develop this skill.

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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.
W4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
W5
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
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