WASHINGTON TEST PREP Reading and Writing Common Core Workbook Grade 5: Preparation for the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Assessments

  • Publish Date: 2015-01-30
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Test Master Press Washington
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This workbook provides extensive guided practice with a complete range of writing tasks, and will prepare students for the more rigorous reading and writing tasks on the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) assessments.

The workbook covers all the Common Core writing skills that students need. Students will write in response to passages, as well as write narratives, opinion pieces, and essays. Students will also gain experience completing research projects and editing and revising their work.

Provides Ongoing Skill Development and Practice
- Ten convenient practice sets allow for ongoing skill development
- Each practice set contains two reading comprehension tasks where students write in response to passages
- Each practice set contains two writing tasks where students write a short story, personal narrative, opinion piece, or essay
- Guided writing tasks include hints, planning activities, and review checklists to guide students and encourage strong skill development
- Each set includes additional core skills exercises that focus on key writing skills

Preparation for the SBAC English Language Arts/Literacy Assessments
- Provides extensive experience providing written answers to reading comprehension questions
- Guided tasks teach students how to write effective essays, opinion pieces, and narratives
- Builds higher-order thinking skills such as analyzing and evaluating texts
- Develops the strong reading comprehension skills needed for the new assessments
- Provides the skills and experience needed for the SBAC writing tasks

Key Benefits of this Workbook
- Flexible format allows practice sets to be completed to suit any schedule
- Helps students transition to the more rigorous SBAC assessments
- Develops the writing skills that are emphasized by the new Common Core standards
- More rigorous tasks encourage deeper understanding and more advanced thinking
- Tips, planning, and review activities teach the key features expected of student writing
- Format allows for review after each set to provide feedback and promote improvement

Full Coverage of the Common Core Standards
- Covers all the types of writing in the Common Core standards, including opinion pieces, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives
- Includes exercises for additional Common Core skills, including completing research projects and gathering information from sources
- Reading comprehension tasks develop strong Common Core reading skills