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STAAR Writing-Persuasive Scoring Swap (Grade10)

Bring your students' STAAR persuasive writing papers and participate in a scoring swap! This session will review the scoring requirements for the STAAR persuasive essay, and then allow participants to score students' papers and have others score their students' papers for a wider perspective on students' abilities. See additional notes for the writing prompt.
Important Session Information:

Please bring student essays written to the following prompt:

Read the following quotation.

Think of all the beauty that’s still left in and around you and be happy.

                            —from The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

Even in difficult circumstances, some people focus on the positive aspects of life. Think carefully about this statement.

Write an essay stating your opinion on whether a person can choose to be happy.

Be sure to —

• state your position clearly

• use appropriate organization

• provide specific support for your argument

• choose your words carefully

• edit your writing for grammar, mechanics, and spelling

Click the link below for a printable version of the prompt:


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Credits Available:
(6) SD or CPE
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Contact Person:
Julie Griffith
Julie Griffith
Teachers, Secondary
Date Time Location
2/1/2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Region 6 ESC

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