Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

2011 MCAS
Grade 4 English Language Arts Composition
Topic/Idea Development - Score Point 1

This minimal response to the composition prompt has little topic development or organization, and details. The writer reveals awareness of the task by recalling a time the teacher took the students to a specific place. However, the composition mentions little of what occurred, stating only that it was for two days, fun, and that they went by bus. The writer provides little insight into the events that happened on the field trip or how the teacher made this experience memorable.
answer for score point 1



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