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Occurrences of prewriting as part of the writing assessment

Grade 8
 Grade 12

The content of the student's planning page shown below illustrates how the student engaged in prewriting activities by creating a list and drawing a picture. The list produced on this planning page contributed to the way information was organized in the student's response. For more information on this writing prompt and example student responses, see sample questions.

Hand written prewriting list: Backpack: rounded top, somewhat flat bottom, flexible, comes in many colors, pockets on outside, straps that go over shoulders, loop on top for carrying, holds binders + textbooks, zips up closed. Drawing of a backpack.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Writing Assessment.

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