FCAT Writes Family Night Mary Giella Elementary School By PresenterMedia.com
Time to Play Teacher! Read the two student papers provided and using the rubric give it a score.
What is the FCAT 2.0 Writes? The FCAT writing requires students to draft a written response to an assigned topic within a 60 minute time period. Students are given an expository or a narrative prompt to respond to. ALL students receive the same prompt.
What is the FCAT 2.0 Writes? Example: Everyone likes getting good news. Think about a time you got good news. Now write a story about a time you got good news. • A Narrative Prompt ask students to tell a story.
An example of a narrative graphic organizer we encourage students to use to help organize their thoughts while planning.
What is the FCAT 2.0 Writes? Example: Sometimes animals help us. Think about how animals can help us. Now write to explain how animals help us. • An Expository Prompt ask students to explain something
An example of an expository graphic organizer we encourage students to use to help organize their thoughts while planning.
How is the FCAT 2.0 Writes scored? In writing, students can receive a score from 1 to 6, a 6 being the highest score. The State Board of Education did approve the score of 3.5 as the performance level standard. The quality of the response, rather than the appearance or length of the response is what matters.
What can I do to help my child? Read, read, read ! The better the reader, the better the writer. Journaling Encourage mature vocabulary. Review your child’s writing at home and make sure they do their homework Have your child correct grammar, spelling and capitalization on all assignments. Get a good night sleep and eat a healthy breakfast on testing day.
When is FCAT 2.0 Writes? Tuesday February 25, 2014