Anchors Away ~ Motivation for a new grading period!

We are ending the first grading period and with the new one, we will be going over our first writing assessment.  It's our district test that mimics our state test - you know the one with 2 reading passages and then a prompt?  Well, I'll be honest, it wasn't pretty. 

 So I need a way to break it to them without it being a crusher...


I think this will help in the spirit department.  I have also been working on a way to visually display all the essay writing pieces and parts too.  Soon, my students will see that I have a plan to make them into writing "pros"!

More on this later, once it's all finished.  :)

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  1. I love this positive thinking anchor chart, Lisa! Thanks for linking up! I'm looking forward to hearing more on the PROS acronym, too! I've never heard of it!

  2. I absolutely love this chart. My favorite is the last one. I swear, I have had to use a plan Z more than once!

    Fit to be Fourth


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