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RESPONDING TO WRITING PROMPTS HELPING STUDENTS TO SUCCEED. Lower Dauphin School District Mrs. Cherry & Mrs. Umberger English/Communication. CUCC Strategy. This strategy should be used whenever you are required to read and respond to some Limited Writing Process

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Responding to writing prompts helping students to succeed

RESPONDING TO WRITING PROMPTSHELPING STUDENTS TO SUCCEED

Lower Dauphin School District

Mrs. Cherry & Mrs. Umberger

English/Communication


Cucc strategy

CUCC Strategy

This strategy should beused whenever you are

required to read and respond to some Limited Writing Process

(LWP’s) Prompts and to ALL CONTENT questions.

  • C = Circle

  • U = Underline

  • C = Count

  • C = Check Off /Complete

    *Cam Miller – Curriculum Planner – Stephen Decatur Middle School


The c u c c strategy

The C.U.C.C. Strategy

C = Circle the directions.

U = Underline all important information

after each direction word.

C = Count the actual number of direction

words

C = Check off each item as they complete

it.

*Cam Miller – Curriculum Planner – Stephen Decatur Middle School


Responding to writing prompts helping students to succeed

ExampleThe Open Ended QuestionWhat lesson did Juan and Pepe learn in the story “Danger on the Guayas River?” Why was the lesson important? Use two details from the story to support your answer.


Start with a clear beginning that restates the question

Start With a Clear Beginning That Restates The Question

Correct

Juan and Pepe learned an important lesson in the story “Danger on the Guayas River.” They learned that the Guayas River river flows in two different directions depending on the tides.

Incorrect

They learned not to swim with sharks.


Paraphrase supports put ideas in your own words

PARAPHRASE SUPPORTS(PUT IDEAS IN YOUR OWN WORDS)

Direct Quote - Incorrect

  • “Night fell. The boys could no longer see the dorsal fins, but they knew they were there. Not wanting to attract the shark’s attention, they stood very still.”

    Paraphrased - Correct

  • It was night time and the boys could not see the shark’s fins, but they knew the sharks were still there so they stood still.


Be sure to use appropriate transition words between sentences paragraphs

Be Sure to Use Appropriate TransitionWords Between Sentences & Paragraphs

  • One reason … Similarly…

  • A second reason… Unlike…

  • A third reason… In contrast…

  • First…

  • Second…

  • Third…

  • Finally…

  • Next…

USE KEY WORDS

TO GUIDE YOUR READER.


Be sure to provide 1 more text based support than is required

Be Sure to Provide 1 More TEXT BASED SUPPORT Than is Required.

REASON

If one support is inaccurate, the opportunity for two supports to be assessed is still available.

SAMPLE - One

SUPPORT #1– Juan and Pepe learned the important lesson of knowing the direction of the tides. The boys tied their boat to an oar and when they returned to the place where they left the boat it was gone with the tide.

*NOTE: Check to see that all supports are different and not a reworded version of the previously stated support.


Use text based supports

USE TEXT-BASED SUPPORTS

SUPPORT 2 – Juan and Pepe “always waited on the sandbar until the tide rose and the river changed direction, so the current could help carry them back home.” – paraphrase.

SUPPORT 3 – The story tells of one day when the boys should have been returning home they saw an old fisherman, Flaco, and they decided to swim out to meet him. They changed their routine and did not know the current and how it would affect their ability to return home.


End with a closing statement that summarizes the main idea

End With a Closing StatementThat Summarizes the Main Idea.

SAMPLE

As you can see, Juan and Pepe learned an important lesson in the story “Danger on the Guayas River.” They learned to keep track of the tides, so that when it is time to return home, their boat is still there and they can safely return home.


The open ended response five points to remember

The Open Ended ResponseFive Points to Remember

Point 1 - Restates the question in the introductory statement

Point 2 –Uses paraphrased, text-based supports in the body

Point 3 - Summarizes the main idea

in a closing statement

Point 4 - Uses specific language throughout the response to guide the reader

Point 5 – Uses conventions (transitions) accurately

Diane M. Giuliano/LDMS


Remind students to follow the c u c c strategy

Remind Students to Follow the C.U.C.C. Strategy

C = Circle the directions.

U = Underline all important information

after each direction word.

C = Count the actual number of direction

words

C = Check off each item as they complete

it.

*Cam Miller – Curriculum Planner – Stephen Decatur Middle School


Understanding how to write a specific scoring guide

Understanding How To Write A Specific Scoring Guide

What lesson did Juan and Pepe learn in the story “Danger on the Guayas River?” Why was the lesson important?. Use two details from the passage to support your answer.


Responding to writing prompts helping students to succeed

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