On Demand Writing
On Demand writing is a state tested area for 5th grade. Fifth graders are asked to write a letter or article. In these two forms,students are asked to narrate, inform, or persuade. Performance level scores are Novice Low, Novice Medium, Novice High, Apprentice Low, Apprentice Medium, Apprentice High, Proficient, and Distinguished. The prompts consist of a situation ( background information) and a writing task (tells the students whether to write an article or letter, and who to write it to). Students will be given 2 different prompts to choose from. On Demand writing demonstrates the students knowledge of writing about such familiar topics as class rules, friendship, field trips, favorite people, school issues, safety issues, contests and etc..
All letters and articles will have 5 paragraphs: Introduction, Body 1, Body 2, Body 3, and a conclusion.