On demand writing pieces can be scary! (And BRAVO to you for starting off the year by getting to know the strategies your new 5th graders are using and what they need to know!) Without prompts or coaching, kids can forget all of the good things writers do. Then, add in the fact that they've been away from school for two months. ARRRRRGGG!
As far as your memoir unit goes, have you used the narrative continuum to help you assess their on demand writing and go forward with planning your mini-lessons? It's a great resource.
I'm sure that your students are better readers and writers than you think. With your support, they will amaze you. Hang in there!
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