Teaching Students to Write to Specific Texts


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When teaching students to write to nonfiction texts, it's important to teach proper _____ skills to ensure comprehension.

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1. When teaching students how to write to nonfiction texts, open responses reinforce analysis and argumentation. Start by teaching students how to write a proper _____ by modeling best practices.

2. When assigning students a research paper, it's important to teach students how to properly engage with and write to multiple nonfiction texts by:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these questions to see how well you have internalized these teaching methods. Questions will focus on key skills students should develop for different types of material.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll assess your knowledge and understanding of:

  • Skills that ensure comprehension
  • Engaging with the text of fictional literature
  • An aspect of literature that long compositions to fiction will help to access

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what the first step for a student writing to a nonfiction text would be
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the main argument of an open response question or essay
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what you should teach students who are engaging with multiple non fiction sources

Additional Learning

For more information about these and other teaching techniques, read the lesson titled Teaching Students to Write to Specific Texts. Concepts covered include:

  • The major types of texts students will be exposed to
  • Examples of effective prompts for different types of texts
  • Different citation standards and when they can apply