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Writing a Paragraph for Assessment

Some tests ask you to write a paragraph in response to sources you have read or viewed. The following activity will help you practice responding.

Analyze the writing prompt.

Read the following prompt, answer the PAST questions, write a topic sentence, and list details. Make a copy of this Google doc or download a Word template.

  1. Read the writing prompt.
  2. You have just read three articles and watched a video about monarch butterflies. Write a paragraph that explains how the additional sources expand your understanding from Source 1. Include at least two examples, naming the title and author of each source that you use.

  3. Answer the PAST questions.
  4. Purpose?

    Show how the other sources expand on Source 1, with at least two examples


    Test grader


    Sources 1, 2, 3, and video



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