By far one of the biggest “difference makers” for me as a “teacher of writers” has been my use of demand prompts to guide instruction. In our class, we have a balance of free writing, process writing, and demand writing—but for me, the most effective way to ASSESS students is to do a regular demand prompt to see how students are doing on the targets we have worked on all year. The method is simple and explained. Each prompt is graded using the exact same easy-to-use checklist at the top.
Each week contain five prompts: an autobiographical prompts, a problem-solving prompt, a writing for a purpose prompt, creative writing prompt, and a story title prompt. - I will probably buy the year pack