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Sample Writing Tasks

These scaffolded analytical writing tasks provide examples for teaching Common Core writing. Designed for use with example lessons from the Basal Alignment Project (BAP).


Examples of Writing Scaffolding

Writing Task for Lesson on "Lou Gehrig"

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: "Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story. 

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Writing Task for Lesson on "San Juan"

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: "The Night of San Juan.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story. 

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Writing Task for Lesson on "Across the Wide Dark Sea"

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: "Across The Wide Dark Sea: The Mayflower Journey." For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Coyote Places the Stars”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Coyote Places the Stars." For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Charlotte’s Web”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Charlotte’s Web." For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “On The Banks of Plum Creek”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “On The Banks of Plum Creek.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Aero and Officer Mike”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Aero and Officer Mike.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Dogzilla”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: "Dogzilla." For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Yonder Mountain”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: "Yonder Mountain.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Because of Winn Dixie”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Because of Winn Dixie.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Ramona Quimby, Age 8”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Ramona Quimby, Age 8.” use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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“Yunmi and Halmoni's Trip”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Yunmi and Halmoni's Trip.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Akiak”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Akiak.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Marven of the Great North Woods”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Marven of the Great North Woods.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “The Stranger”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “The Stranger.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Tomàs and the Library Lady”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Tomàs and the Library Lady.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Black Cowboy, Wild Horses”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Black Cowboy, Wild Horses.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Dear Mr. Henshaw”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: "Dear Mr. Henshaw." For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Katie's Trunk”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Katie's Trunk.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Mae Jemison: Space Scientist”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Mae Jemison: Space Scientist.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Amelia Earhart, First Lady of Flight”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Amelia Earhart, First Lady of Flight.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Dinosaur Ghosts”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Dinosaur Ghosts.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Ellen Ochoa, Astronaut”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Ellen Ochoa, Astronaut.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Ruby the Copycat”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Ruby the Copycat.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Chang and the Bamboo Flute”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Chang and the Bamboo Flute.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Leonardo’s Horse”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Leonardo’s Horse.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Nights of the Pufflings”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Nights of the Pufflings.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Turtle Bay”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Turtle Bay.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Cricket in Times Square”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Cricket in Times Square.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Saguaro Cactus”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Saguaro Cactus.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Sarah Plain and Tall”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Sarah Plain and Tall.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “The Emperor and the Kite”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “The Emperor and the Kite.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Sees Behind Trees”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Sees Behind Trees.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “The Legend of Damon and Pythias”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “The Legend of Damon and Pythias.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Mrs. Frisby and the Crow”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Mrs. Frisby and the Crow.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “The Land I Lost"

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story:“The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Picasso”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Picasso.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “McBroom and the Big Wind”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “McBroom and the Big Wind.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Galileo”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Galileo.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “One Riddle, One Answer”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “One Riddle, One Answer.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “The Perfect Pet”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “The Perfect Pet.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Mighty Jackie”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Mighty Jackie.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Sleds on Boston Common”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Sleds on Boston Common.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “When Esther Morris Headed West”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “When Esther Morris Headed West.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Prudy’s Problem"

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Prudy’s Problem and How She Solved It.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Wings”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Wings.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “The Horned Toad Prince”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “The Horned Toad Prince.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Island of the Blue Dolphins”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Island of the Blue Dolphins.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Thunder Rose”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Thunder Rose.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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Writing Task for Lesson on “Wings for the King”

Scaffolded writing tasks for the story: “Wings for the King.” For use with the Basal Alignment Project (BAP) example lesson on the same story.

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