2005 Score Reports

2005 Writing Prompts


Grade 4

Writing to Explain (Expository) Students were asked to choose an activity they enjoy and explain why they enjoy it.

Writing to Tell a Story (Narrative) Students were asked to write a story about a teacher surprising a class.

Grade 8

Writing to Explain (Expository) Students were asked to choose a time of year and explain why they like that time of year.

Writing to Persuade (Persuasive) Students were asked to persuade a newspaper editor whether teens waste too much time watching television.

Grade 10

Writing to Explain (Expository) Students were asked to choose a personal quality they think is important and explain why this personal quality is important.

Writing to Persuade (Persuasive) Students were asked to persuade the school board whether students should have a study hall.