Compositional Risk

When scoring, the State cares most about how strong the writing is.  Sustained use of compositional risk shows that the writer has control over his/her craft. 

Most students are capable of attempting some form of compositional risk in their writing.  The list below details some examples of manageable compositional risk that can be taught and practiced with students throughout the year:

Compositional Risk

Dialogue
Onomatopoeia
Sensory Details
Vivid Word Choice
Simile
Metaphor
Personification
Show don't Tell
Internal Thoughts

Vivid Descriptions
Hyperbole
Idioms
Alliteration
Repetition
Flashback
Rhetorical Questions
Voice
Advanced 'Stretch' Vocabulary

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Ellen Gluck,
Feb 27, 2012, 9:56 AM
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