Deconstructing Prompts: Which of the three writing types
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  • Question 1
    60 seconds
    Q.

    What type of writing is this prompt?

    Read “Should You Have Pets in Your Classroom?” and “Leave Animals Out of the Classroom.” Write an essay that argues whether the of allowing pets in the classroom is beneficial. Be sure to cite evidence from both texts to support your argument. Follow the conventions of standard written English.

    answer choices

    Informational/Explanatory

    Narrative

    Argumentative

  • Question 2
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What type of writing is this prompt?

    You have just read “The Drive-In Movies” about the recollection of a young boy’s childhood experience preparing to go to the drive-in. Write a story from the viewpoint of the mother depicting this particular event. Draw evidence from the text to describe how the mother responds to the event is the text compared to her son. Use story-writing techniques, as well as precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey the experiences and events of the character. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling in your response.

    answer choices

    Informational/Explanatory

    Narrative

    Argumentative

  • Question 3
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What writing type is this prompt?

    Explain the central idea of “Knots in My Yo-yo String”. Use details from the text to support the central idea. Provide an introduction, precise language, and a concluding paragraph.

    answer choices

    Informational/Explanatory

    Narrative

    Argumentative

  • Question 4
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What writing type is this prompt?

    Write a letter to a politician, modern-day civil rights activist, or a newspaper explaining what must change in your community or in America in order for Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream to be realized. You may want to start by brainstorming a list of actions with the class that may promote positive change.

    answer choices

    Informational/Explanatory

    Narrative

    Argumentative

  • Question 5
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What type of writing is this prompt?

    You have read “The Veldt” and “Technology Haiku” texts. Write an essay that argues whether technology should be classified as “good” or “bad”. Be sure to cite evidence from both texts to support your argument. Follow the conventions of standard written English.

    answer choices

    Informational/Explanatory

    Narrative

    Argumentative

  • Question 6
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What writing type is this prompt?

    Read the excerpts from “The Georges and the Jewels” and “Believing in Horses”. Analyze the main ideas and details of events in the text to aid in writing a story. Use the information to write a well sequenced, first-hand story that uses dialogue and transition words and phrases to convey what it would have been like to ride along beside Abby or Sadie.

    answer choices

    Informational/Explanatory

    Narrative

    Argumentative

  • Question 7
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What type of writing is this prompt?

    You have read “I spy vs iPhone” and “Spy Gadgets” texts that discuss the use of technology and its impact on personal privacy. Write an essay that argues whether the use of technology puts your personal privacy at risk. Be sure to cite evidence from both texts to support your argument. Follow the conventions of standard written English.

    answer choices

    Informational/Explanatory

    Narrative

    Argumentative

  • Question 8
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What writing type is this prompt?

    After you have read, “I Have a Dream” determine one central idea from the text and write an essay that both summarizes and analyzes how that central idea is conveyed through particular details. Cite evidence from the text to support your analysis. Follow the conventions of standard written English.

    answer choices

    Informational/Explanatory

    Narrative

    Argumentative

  • Question 9
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What writing type is this prompt?

    Explain how the Cisneros uses specific word choice and tone to develop the theme in “Eleven”. Use details from text to support your answers. Provide an introduction, precise language, and a concluding paragraph.

    answer choices

    Informational/Explanatory

    Narrative

    Argumentative

  • Question 10
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What type of writing is this prompt?

    You have just read “Two Finalists Vie to Be ‘Master Chef Junior’” about the recollection of two young boys childhood experience competing in a kitchen cook-off. Write a story from the viewpoint of one of the young boys depicting this particular event. Draw evidence from the text to describe how the young boy responds to the event is the text compared to the other young boy. Use story-writing techniques, as well as precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey the experiences and events of the character. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling in your response.

    answer choices

    Informational/Explanatory

    Narrative

    Argumentative

  • Question 11
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What type of writing is this prompt?

    You have just read “Two Finalists Vie to Be ‘Master Chef Junior’” about the recollection of two young boys childhood experience competing in a kitchen cook-off. Write a story from the viewpoint of one of the young boys depicting this particular event. Draw evidence from the text to describe how the young boy responds to the event is the text compared to the other young boy. Use story-writing techniques, as well as precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey the experiences and events of the character. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling in your response.

    answer choices

    Informational/Explanatory

    Narrative

    Argumentative

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