Similar to the test, the desks will be arranged in rows, and students will have a dictionary and book to read available. Also similar to MCAS, I won't do any deep coaching during the task.
Unlike MCAS though, I'll be able to answer questions. I'll also be able to review the mnemonic, graphic organizers, and possible strategies with children. I'll chart those on the white board at the start of the day with children to guide their work. Also, unlike MCAS, I'll give a few who do not have MCAS typing privileges, the chance to type--students, for whom, handwriting for a day is a huge physical challenge.
Students completed a writing strategy list yesterday--a list that reminded them about best prep