Test Prep for CCSS Performance Tasks is a 64-page three book series for grades six through eight. It focuses on performance tasks aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts/Literacy. The series will help familiarize students with tasks and language they may encounter in Common Core assessments. Each book include instruction resources, rubrics, instructional overview, instructional strategies, and resources for each performance task.
These materials include both writing instruction andassignments.
These materials cover various types of informational writing, includingpersuasive writing, essays, outlines, and research papers.
This test prep product is a bit different than the topic-specific standardized test prep products. The idea behind this series is focused more on the tasks of test-taking. The goal is to familiarize students with the format and language they may see in common core assessments to increase their confidence in test-taking. Each book provides instructional resources, grading rubrics, instructional overviews, and student performance tasks. Within the instructional resources you will find mini-lessons and handouts for plot, character traits, poetry review and analysis. A variety of writing is included: informative/explanatory, compare/contrast, five-paragraph essay, argumentative, and narrative. Student performance tasks include writing prompts, text sources, and steps for the different tasks. In this section, students will read an excerpt from different sources and be asked to perform different writing tasks that might be expected on standardized testing. Suggested answers are found in the back of each book, and books are reproducible for classroom and family use. 64 pgs. ~ Donna