Empowering Writers

Using Language Prompts

How do students know what they need to write? What structure to choose? What genre do I use? Is this narrative or expository? Students are often confronted with assignments that use specific language cues. These language cues offer insight into the genre and purpose of the response, however, students often cannot discern that language and their response is not appropriate to the genre or purpose of the assignment. These documents are great as reference tools for students. Use them as instructional tools prior to assignments or assessments.