Expository Writing Deconstructing the Prompt and Additive Scoring Process for STAAR. Presented by Stephanie Churchill Adapted from Alice Nine and Pat Jacoby Revised by Amanda DeMunbrun, Coronado High School. Do this FIRST!. Start with a STUDENT Friendly rubric
Expository Writing Deconstructing the Prompt and Additive Scoring Process for STAAR
Presented by Stephanie Churchill
Adapted from Alice Nine and Pat Jacoby
Revised by Amanda DeMunbrun, Coronado High School
Student Friendly Expository Rubric English I and English II
grade quote, English I Information, quote,
fact, excerpt) – The Context
Introduces context for thinking
Inter-prets the quote
Establishes the topic
Personalized focus to the prompt
Presents assertion options and form
Rubric – what assessed on
The digital audio player, also known as the MP3 player, first became
available to the general public in 1996. Unlike the compact disc player, this technology did not require that music be stored on separate discs. MP3 players have now become the dominant medium for listening to music.
Focus on pulling out the nouns and the verbs
Think about the new technologies that people use in everyday life.
Interprets the quote to establish the topic
Root is Explain which means give reasons
I must write about this.
WRITE an essay explaining the effect of one new technology on people’s lives.
Evidence could be facts, definitions, or examples!
The Reasons are my topic sentences—then give evidence.
Be sure to -
Explanation means evidence
English I Expository Prompt from the STAAR 2012 Study Guide
“Take risks. Ask big questions. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; if you don’t make mistakes, you’re not reaching far enough.”—David Packard, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard
Taking a risk means acting without knowing whether the outcome will be good.