ERIC Number: ED348675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
TAAS and the Writing Process: A Composition Handbook. Grades 3 through 5.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This handbook is one of a series developed in response to requests to provide schools with additional information concerning the written composition portion of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS). The handbook focuses on grades 3 through 5. Following an introduction, the handbook is in two parts. Part 1 contains general information on the writing process and how that process applies to the TAAS writing test. This section includes discussions of prewriting, elaboration, revision, and editing. Part 2 provides scoring criteria and sample student papers with detailed annotations for each type of writing eligible for testing at Grade 5: informative/descriptive, informative/narrative ("how to"), expressive/narrative, informative/classificatory, and persuasive/descriptive. Three appendixes present TAAS writing objectives and instructional targets for grade 5, and explanation of purpose/mode at grade 5, and eligible types of writing at grade 5. (SR)
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, Primary Education, Process Approach (Writing), State Standards, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Tests
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, William B. Travis Bldg., 1701 North Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($2).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills
Note: For grades 1-3 handbook, see ED 344 227; for grades 9-12 handbook, see ED 344 228.