Author: The Vermont Writing Collaborative, Student Achievement Partners, CCSSO
Summary: This collection, available online or as a PDF, contains a wide variety of K-12 student argument and opinion writing samples, accompanied by annotations using the language of the Common Core State Standards. These samples could be useful for professional development or teacher inquiry, or as mentor texts for students.
In Common is subdivided into two subsections, “On-Demand Writing” and “Range of Writing.” Pieces from the “On Demand” section are the result of uniform prompts and can be used to highlight developmental progressions in the Standards, as well as to build an understanding of grade-specific goals and expectations. The “Range of Writing” section is designed to illustrate a breadth of student writing aligned to Common Core Standards, and to spark ideas about how writing can be integrated throughout the curriculum.
- C3WP: Teaching On-Demand Argument Writing
- Finding Support for Teaching Civic Literacy Skills in the Common Core Standards
- The Disruptive/Transformative Potential of the Common Core State Standards
Original Source: Vermont Writing Collaborative, https://www.vermontwritingcollaborative.org/WPDEV/projects-and-resources/