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  1. WRITING By Gregory A. Denman

  2. CSAP WRITING TEST

  3. WHAT IS WRITING?

  4. IDEAS & CONTENT WORD CHOICE CONVENTIONS SENTENCE FLUENCY ORGANIZATION VOICE

  5. WRITING IS: stories to be read…books to be published…poems to be recited…plays to be acted…newspapers to be read…letters to be mailed…jokes to be laughed at…notes to be passed…e-mails to be exchanged…cards to be sent…cartons to be labeled…instructions to be followed…recipes to be cooked…excursions to be planned…catalogs to be compared…entertainment guides to be consulted…memos to be distributed… announcements to be posted…posters to be displayed…and diaries to be concealed

  6. TAKING the CSAPTESTorSHOWCASING yourBEST WRITING SKILLS

  7. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN TODAY’S PRESENTATION: • How the CSAP Test is given • What is on the Test • Your “CSAP Writing Team” • How to best read a “writing prompt” • Using planning sheets and graphic organizers • Who the audience is when you write on the Test

  8. WRITING to a PROMPT

  9. On the test you will be given a writing prompt to read: Think about something that happened at school that was funny or interesting. Write a story describing what happened.

  10. On the first day you willPLANand WRITE your FIRST DRAFT,

  11. And on the second day you willREVISE your FIRST DRAFT,WRITE the FINAL COPY andPROOFREAD the FINAL COPY.

  12. CSAP WRITING TEAM • Planner • Drafter • OOPS Professor

  13. O.O.P.S.OFTEN OVERLOOKED PROOFREADING SKILLS

  14. TEAM MEMBERS OOPS Professor Drafter Planner

  15. PLANS and ORGANIZES your WRITING (in the test booklet) PLANNER

  16. WEB

  17. WRITES and REVISES your WRITING ( in the test booklet) DRAFTER

  18. REVISING YOUR WRITING • Think about the answer to these questions: • Have I stayed on topic? • Have I organized my writing? • Have I supported my main ideas with details? • Have I used a variety of words and sentence structures? • Are my word choices and sentences correct? • Have I made my writing interesting? • Have I made my writing easy to read?

  19. PROOFREADS your WRITING OOPS PROFESSOR

  20. WRITER’S CHECKLIST • words that are capitalized correctly • words that make your writing interesting and fun to read • words that are spelled correctly • punctuation marks that are used correctly • subjects and verbs that agree • modifiers that are used correctly • paragraphs that are indented

  21. USING YOUR WRITING TEAM TO DO AS WELL AS YOU CAN ON THE WRITING TEST!

  22. SHOWCASING yourBEST WRITING SKILLS

  23. Planner

  24. “I’m the bestest planner who ever planned a plan!I just got to think a bit.”

  25. WRITING to a PROMPT

  26. FIRST, Read the prompt carefully from beginning to end. Everyone has had a favorite pet. Or at least known someone whose pet they really liked…

  27. Everyone has had a favorite pet or at least known someone whose pet they really liked. Write a paragraph describing one of your most favorite pets.

  28. Everyone has had a favorite pet or at least known someone whose pet they really liked. Write a paragraph where you explain why a certain pet was one of your favorite.

  29. Everyone has had a favorite pet or at least known someone whose pet they really liked. Write a story about one of the funniest or saddest things you remember about one of your favorite pets.

  30. FIRST, Read the prompt carefully from beginning to end. Imagine that your principal is collecting suggestions for making the school better. Make one suggestion and explain how it will make the school better.

  31. SECOND, Ask yourself: What does the prompt want me to write about? What is my topic and purpose for my writing?

  32. “ I need to write about one suggestion that I can think of that will make our my school better”

  33. THIRD, Lightly underline (in the prompt) words and ideas about your topic. TOPIC WORDS…What the prompt wants me to write about!

  34. Imagine that your principal is collecting suggestions for making the school better. Make one suggestion and explain how it will make the school better. TOPIC WORDS…What the prompt wants me to write about!

  35. Imagine that your principal is collecting suggestions for making theschool better. Make one suggestion and explain how it will make the school better. TOPIC WORDS…What the prompt wants me to write about!

  36. FOURTH, Circle the word(s)that tell you exactly what you should do (write a paragraph, explain, describe, tell a story, etc.) POWER WORDS…the words that tell me exactly what to do!

  37. Imagine that your principal is collecting suggestions for makingthe school better. Make onesuggestion and explain how it will make the school better. POWER WORDS…The words that tell me exactly what to do!

  38. Imagine that your principal is collecting suggestions formaking the school better. Make one suggestion and explain how it will make the school better. POWER WORDS…The words that tell me exactly what to do!

  39. FIRST, Read the prompt carefully from beginning to end. SECOND, Ask yourself: What does the prompt want me to write about? What is my topic and purpose for my writing? THIRD, Lightly underline (in the prompt) words and ideas about your topic. FOURTH, Circle the word(s)that tell you exactly what you should do (write a paragraph, explain, describe, tell a story, etc.)

  40. Everyone has had a favorite pet or at least known someone whose pet they really liked. Write a paragraph where you explain why a certain pet was one of your favorite.

  41. Everyone has had a favorite pet or at least known someone whose pet they really liked. Write a paragraph where you explain why a certain pet was one of your favorite. TOPIC WORDS…what the prompt wants me to write about!

  42. Everyone has had a favorite pet or at least known someone whose pet they really liked. Write a paragraph where you explain why a certain pet was one of your favorite. TOPIC WORDS…what the prompt wants me to write about!

  43. Everyone has had a favorite pet or at least known someone whose pet they really liked. Write a paragraph where you explain why a certain pet was one of your favorite. POWER WORDS…the words that tell me exactly what to do!

  44. Everyone has had a favorite pet or at least known someone whose pet they really liked. Write a paragraph where you explain why a certain pet was one of your favorite. POWER WORDS…the words that tell me exactly what to do!

  45. POWER WORDS! DESCRIBE (DESCRIPTIVE) To give the reader a clear picture of EXPLAIN (EXPOSITORY) To teach the reader about or why TO TELL A STORY ABOUT (NARRATIVE) To relate the events of a story

  46. Explain how I got into mountain biking Describe places where I’ve ridden Mountain Biking Tell a story about an exciting time I had riding my mountain bike

  47. the ENGINE and “POWER” of the PIECE PURPOSE for the WRITING...

  48. PURPOSE for the WRITING DESCRIPTIVE • TO “POWER” THE WRITING IT NEEDS TO BE WRITTEN SO: • The reader can clearly picture what is being described and • Include words that help the reader SEE, FEEL and UNDERSTAND what is described

  49. Write a paragraph that describes your school’s lunchroom.

  50. Write a paragraph that describes your school’s lunchroom. TOPIC WORDS