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Writing Skills 101 - Form, Audience and Purpose


The ELA Common Core Standards place an emphasis on on-demand writing and writing for real-world, authentic audiences.  For students to be successful in doing this, they must understand that “One Size Doesn’t Fit All”. 

In other words, writing a friendly letter at one time may be totally inappropriate for a required purpose and intended audience at a later time.  This creates the dilemma of insuring that students understand Form, Audience, & Purpose and how these relate to on-demand writing.  This mini lesson is a wonderful language arts test prep tool because it allows students to analyse writing prompts.  

Click here to download the free mini lesson.