Grade Seven Fictional Narrative Writing Task Administered on March by bjp11375

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                                                                                      Teacher Guide for the 2005 California Writing Standards Test in Grade Seven


Grade Seven Fictional Narrative Writing Task
Administered on March 1 and 2, 2005
                     The writing task below was administered to students in grade seven who took the CST
                     in writing on March 1 or 2, 2005. The prompt used for the April 26 and 27 administra-
                     tion is shown on page 35. Sample student responses and teacher commentaries are
                     included for both tasks.



                                                                          Fictional Narrative
                                                                             Writing Task

                           Directions:
                           • In this writing test, you will respond to the writing task on the following page.
                           • You will have time to plan, write, and proofread.
                           • Only what you write on the lined pages in this booklet will be scored.
                           • Use only a No. 2 pencil to write your narrative.

                           Scoring:
                           Your writing will be scored on how well you
                           • develop a plot with a beginning, a middle, and an end
                           • develop a setting and character(s)
                           • use appropriate strategies, for example: dialogue, suspense, narrative action
                           • use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization


                           Read the following writing task. You must write a fictional narrative about this
                           topic.

                           Writing the Fictional Narrative:
                           Imagine that you have just moved to a city under the sea. The next morning
                           you decide to explore. Write a story about what happens next.

                           When you write about this experience, remember
                           • to develop a plot with a beginning, a middle, and an end
                           • to develop a setting and character(s)
                           • to use appropriate strategies, for example: dialogue, suspense, narrative
                             action
                           • to use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization



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