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Conferring Cycle 3: Standardized Tests
Day 2: Doing your best on the test
Challenge: Set aside time to talk about the qualities of good writing with your students. Keep track of what they say. Then, together, create a chart about the features of good test writing. Make sure they understand the parallels between what they already know about writing well and how that will transfer to standardized testing.
Did your students seem more confident about their ability to write well on a test after your class discussion?
How will you show students what it means to write well in response to a prompt?
Will you show them well-written writing samples, or will you go about it in another way?