What are some examples of Common Core writing prompts?


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Examples of Common Core writing prompts for each grade level are available as downloadable documents on state department of education websites and on the Achieve the Core website. Users can find prompts asking students to argue, tell a story, provide an explanation, give their opinions or provide information, all of which the writing standards for Common Core center on, shows Learning A-Z.

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The Oregon Department of Education website offers sample prompts and examples of students' responses in its section for Common Core Standards. Grouped by grade level, the downloadable documents include the different types of texts students are to write about along with sample performance tasks teachers can use to assess students after reading. The student writing examples include annotations explaining where Common Core writing standards are met.

The Achieve the Core website also has downloadable writing prompts in its language arts and literacy section. These are focused on analytical writing, and users can choose to download prompts for a single story or all at once. Some examples of literature the tasks require students to write about as of 2015 include "Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man," "Charlotte's Web," "Across the Wide Dark Sea: The Mayflower Journey," "Because of Winn Dixie," "On the Banks of Plum Creek" and "Amelia Earhart, First Lady of Flight."

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