Read articles and discuss Universal Themes

(these will be helpful when students are writing about lessons learned or life experiences. See this Social Studies Theme Review.doc as an example.

Review Multiple Choice Strategies


Encourage the use of in the Writing you Assign


Assign writing similar to possible NJ ASK Writing Prompts like these:



Review Open-Ended Questions using

Here are some Open Ended Responses that really "won the RACE!"

Practice "CHUNKING" text so that it becomes a habit for students.

Embed these NJ ASK Question terms into your discussion, assignments, and assessments.

Here are some online games that help to teach them.




Review Character Traits of the people you read about