A Sample Lesson Plan: PrewritingLesson I.1TOPIC: Prompts Are Everywhere: Text-Based and Self-BasedSCAFFOLDING LEVEL: Modeling/demonstration and guided participationGOAL: Students will observe as the teacher demonstrates, and then students will participate in analyzing and collectinga variety of self-based and text-based prompts.MATERIALS:• Projection device • PowerPoint slides for Understanding the Prompt• Variety of self-based and text-based samples from state websites and living (real-world) prompts (see live links in theCD’s Resources folder)• File folder labeled “Collected Prompts” • Chart paper• MarkersPROCEDURE:Part 1: Explain what a prompt is and where prompts are found, offering a variety of school and living prompts. Invitestudents to share some prompts they’ve heard or read.Part 2: Use the PowerPoint slides for Understanding the Prompt to discuss the difference between a self-based and atext-based prompt. Then, show students a variety of prompts and ask partners to decide which are text-based andwhich are self-based. Share partner results in a whole-class discussion. (Be sure to also include both kinds of promptsfrom your own state’s past assessments.)CLOSURE:Part 3: Ask students to collect prompts throughout the next few days—both living and school prompts—so theclass can develop a running list. Each student should add his or her example to the list during free time.