Educational researchers claim that student learning will improve if all printed textbooks are replaced with electronic textbooks, known as e-textbooks. Based on the researchers’ findings, students in your school will be issued an e-textbook reader, which is a device that displays electronic books.
Write an essay either supporting or opposing the claim that student learning will improve if all student textbooks are replaced with electronic reading books. Use your knowledge and your own experience or observation to develop your essay. Use reasons, facts, examples and/or other evidence to support your position.
Sample Explanatory Writing Prompt
Consider how the following quotation is related to you.
After reading an informative article, a student might be asked a questions like:
Which sentence best states the central idea of the article? A. Asimov’s short stories are still read today. B. Asimov had an exciting and adventurous life. C. Asimov’s childhood helped him succeed as an author. D. Asimov preferred reading to working in his father’s candy store.
Sample Open Ended Question
Isaac Asimov became a popular science fiction writer.
• Based on the article, would scientists be interested in reading Asimov’s science fiction stories? Explain. Use specific information from the selection and any additional insight to support your response. Write your answer in your answer folder.
Mathematics: Grades 6-8
Students will have to answer multiple choice questions, short constructed responses and extended constructed response.
Science – Grade 8
Science assessments include multiple choice questions and open ended items broken down into the following categories: