The Genre of Test Preparation and PARCC
The document below is an example of a chart you could create with your students to help them categorize their understandings of the different writing genres (text types), which are addressed in the CCSS (W. 1 - 3). This is best created across the whole year as you study these different genres, but it can also be created during this unit to capture prior knowledge. We suggest you create a large empty template on chart/bulletin board paper and co-construct the information with your students. If you are creating this now, you may want to fill in the information with a lens toward text-dependent prompts, in which case the examples, details, and evidence to support thinking would come solely from the texts students have read and not from personal experience.