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#WritingWednesday Math Assignments for writing in the Math Classroom. Here is one example from our growing collection of assignments. This one was created at today's workshop! (September 5th)

I enjoyed working with the Assignments Matter team. This summer we attended a work session to meet and collaborate while planning the upcoming year. One day of the work session consisted of us utilizing the BreakOut Edu kit as it was tailored to incorporate concepts pertaining to Assignments Matter. It was great, and I can't wait to include the kit in our sessions with our schools this year!

Hi, everyone! My name is Rachel Piven and I'm with the NYC WP. I love seeing all of these posts from Red Mountain! Regards to you, in Alabama. We're excited to start the new school year next week, and I have a juried assignment to offer:

After having read and discussed the texts “The Danger of the Single Story”, by Chimamanda Adichie, and (The Absolutely True DIary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, or other relevant text), write an essay analyzing at least one example of “the single story” in the novel, its effects on the people involved, and a similar or contrasting example from real life. Support your discussion with evidence from the texts.

Have a great year!

A very useful mini-rubric:

Using the mini-rubric to evaluate provided tasks:
Q1: Does the teaching task, along with the texts, content, and writing product, have a clear and coherent purpose and focus, allow for diverse responses, and require students to respond to the texts?
Q2: Does the teaching task build students’ content knowledge, enduring understandings, and complex, higher-order thinking skills central to the discipline?
Q3: Are the provided text(s) engaging, authentic, accessible, tightly relevant to the prompt, and appropriately complex, requiring students to apply the CCSS reading skills?
Q4: Does the teaching task engage students in applying CCSS writing skills to produce writing in a genre that is appropriately challenging, central to the discipline, and appropriate for the task content?

As a part of the Assignments Matter initiative last school year, I assisted a small group of high school teachers in the creation writing assignments to utilize with their students in their specific content area. This was my favorite!

Grade: 9
Content Area: World History

What are some significant events in world history that helped contribute to our modern day society? After reading and researching using a myriad of texts on significant events in world history, write an anthology of paragraphs in which you describe a significant historical event which occurred on your birth date each year since your birth. Support your descriptions/discussions with evidence from the texts.

Good morning. My name is Richell Yarbrough-Craig. I worked with Brandon Hatcher and we created a lesson plan that culminates in a Writing Task. For the Writing Task we used an LDC Template. We are working with the Red Mountain Writing Project in Birmingham, AL and used our lesson plan as our Demo. We wanted to share our writing task with you guys. If you are interested in seeing the full Lesson, please contact one or both of us. We would be glad to show you! 

Elementary
After reading your fairy tale story and creating a word problems, write a paragraph of three sentences explaining how you found your answer.
Secondary
After reading Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”, write a creative word problem that represents the story. Then, write a paragraph of at least six sentences in which you justify how to solve the equation.

Good morning! My name is Dana Jacobson, and I am an English Langauge Arts teacher. While at UAB's Red Mountain Writing Project Summer Institute, Olivia Bond, Jamille Alexander, and Clark Tinsley, who are math teachers, and I created a lesson that focuses on math and writing using an LDC template . Both an elementary task and a secondary task follow.

Elementary Writing Task
After reading different solutions to finding the area of a polygon, write a paragraph in which you describe the problem,identify the solution you think is best, explain the process of the chosen solution, and justify your position using evidence.

Secondary Writing Task
After reading different solutions to finding the area of a composite figure, write a paragraph in which you describe the problem,identify the solution you think is best, explain the process of the chosen solution, and justify your position using evidence.

If you would like to know more about this lesson, please contact us.
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