Writing is critical to a child’s development.  When a child is in the early stages of development, they have the ability to recognize the relationship between sounds, letters,  and words. As they grow older, the relationship between the sounds, letters, and words become clear and allows them to become effective communicators and writers.

So many of you ask how you can help your child become better writers. I covered that in a simple blog called Writing Strategies. This time, I want to focus on giving you sample writing pieces from the GA Department of Education.  Our scholars are no longer required to write a 5-paragraph essay.  The constructed responses are based on reading passages, and the students have to write a response that is evidence-based, supports claims and conclusions, is full of detail, and draws from experiences.

Please click here to find sample test questions for narrative and informational/explanatory essays.  It’s self-explanatory.  Take your time.  You don’t have to rush through the assessments.  Let your child complete the test, then you score it, and allow time for necessary corrections.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at educatespeak@gmail.com.  Have a winning day.

Ty Lewis




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