MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
Signed PSSA paper returned
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, MARCH 12-14, 2013
Writing PSSAs- please encourage your child to go to bed early, eat a good breakfast, and most importantly DO THEIR BEST on the test!!!!!
Writing PSSA Reminders:
© 1st paragraph
A = Attention Grabber
M = Movie Trailers – sneak peak of 3 topics
T = Thesis – answers prompt and contains 3 topics
© Final Paragraph
- sum up your 3 topics
- restate your thesis
- leave the reader with something to think about
3 is the magic number = 3 topics with 3 explanations = 3 body paragraphs
Use transitions between paragraphs
Don’t use “weed” in your paper = NO slang and NO contractions
NO lowercase “i”
Use facts and not opinions!!!!
If in doubt, don’t do it!!!! Do what you know!!!!
Make sure you complete the
- Magic 3 organizer
- Write a rough draft. Then edit, edit, edit…
- Write the final draft as neat as you can in your answer book…. Print if you have to….
Answer the question/prompt completely and use examples if they ask for them!!!!!!
Take your time and you will do fine!!!!