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What are the benefits of having students write in response to text? Select all that apply.
b. It prompts students to reflect on what they have learned.
c. It enables students to connect ideas.
d. It allows students to paraphrase ideas in their own words
According to the Simple View of Writing, which two categories of skills must students learn to become successful writers?
b. foundational skills d. higher-order composition skills
According to research, which of the following are best practices for writing instruction? Select all that apply.
a. allowing students to practice writing every day
b. explicitly teaching the steps of the writing process
c. planning writing activities that are cooperative and interactive
What statement best describes effective writing instruction?
a. It integrates the teaching of foundational skills and composition
Which statement is not true?
c. Writing has been shown to improve comprehension of oral language.
What is the recommended order for teaching letter formation
b. Teach lowercase letters first, then uppercase letters..
All of the following are spelling rules and concepts that should be taught in grades 2-3, except
b. common Latin and Greek roots.
What is dysgraphia?
a. the inability to write letters by hand because of a communication breakdown between two sections of the brain
For alphabet writing to be considered automatic, students should be able to write all the letters from memory in what time frame?
c. 1 minute
What is the best method for determining which hand is a students dominant hand for writing?
d. See which hand the student uses for fine motor skills (e.g., cutting, eating).
Which is a best practice for helping beginning writers learn and use different parts of speech in their writing?
b. Give students question words (e.g., who, what, how) to associate with each element or part of speech.
Which of the following statements is true?
b. A compound sentence has two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction.
Which is an example of a complex sentence?
d. I have a dog that likes to bark.
All of the following are coordinating conjunctions that students can use to form compound sentences except:
What is a simple way to explain the meaning of predicate?
a. It is the action in a sentence (what the subject is doing, thinking, feeling, or being).
All of the following should be explicitly stated for students when a writing assignment is first introduced except:
c. the spelling and grammar rules that should be followed.
If a student is struggling with letter formation, what helpful support should be provided during translating (drafting)?
a. a letter-formation guide or sample alphabet
In which grade should students begin using transitional words in their writing?
b. first grade
In which grade are students expected to begin incorporating dialogue into their narrative writing?
d. third grade
In kindergarten and first grade, students are able to tell stories most easily about:
b. personal experiences.
"To share a belief or preference" is the purpose of which type of writing?
When color-coding informational writing, it is a good practice to use the same color for which two sentences?
a. the topic sentence and conclusion
Which of the following statements is true?
b. Peer-review activities should be heavily structured and focused on positive feedback.
At what point should students be able to use transitions (linking words) to connect their ideas?
c. second grade
Before teaching opinion or informational writing, it is essential to teach which preliminary skill?
a. differentiating between fact and opinion
Which of the following is considered the least useful assessment method for grading young writers?
a. letter grades (A, B, C, D, F)
When grading compositions, which measure has the strongest correlation with the overall quality of the writing?
a. correct word sequences (CWS)
What is the recommended way to capture and assess a student's ideas if he or she is still in the prealphabetic phase?
b. Have the student orally describe his or her work while the teacher records it in writing.
The means of assessing student writing should be determined once students have completed their writing assignments.
Teachers can help ensure student success in writing by (select all that apply):
a. providing daily writing time for students. b. teaching students to write for a variety of purposes. c. teaching students to become fluent in their delivery method (e.g., handwriting, typing). d. creating an engaged community of writers.
If a class is at grade level in reading achievement, what can the teacher expect of the class's writing achievement?
Significantly more students will be proficient in reading than in writing.
What is the main reason why writing is learned slowly and with effort over a long time?
Writing depends on many different motor, language, memory, and cognitive abilities.
Which of the following teaching practices was not recommended in the review of research published by the Institute for Education Sciences (2012)?
Emphasize the individual's voice in a writer's workshop model.
What is the most important reason for teaching students how to form letters, spell, and punctuate?
These skills enable better quality and longer compositions.
What would be the best way to begin teaching students how to write a sentence?
Explain that a complete sentence has a subject (the naming part) and a predicate (the action or doing/being part).
If the goal of a lesson was teaching students different types of end punctuation, which activity would be most relevant? distinguishing among the four basic sentence types
distinguishing among the four basic sentence types
What is likely to be the most helpful support when preparing students to write a narrative?
Teach students to use a Story Grammar graphic organizer to plan their narrative.
Which of the topic sentences below would be most appropriate for teaching students to write a descriptive, informational report about African elephants?
African elephants are large, intelligent mammals who live on the savanna.
Which technique would be least effective for helping students through the reviewing and revising phase of the writing process?
typing the student's composition so he or she can read it more easily
Which is a practical and valid way to monitor student progress in written composition?
by counting and graphing the correct word sequences (CWS) in a writing probe
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