In 2014, as in previous years, the Writing task will be a single common task for all students. The 2014 Writing test will require students to respond to either a persuasive or narrative Writing prompt. However, the genre of the prompt will not be disclosed prior to the test period.
Here are sample responses to the practice topics "The River", "Books or TV" and "It is cruel to keep animals in cages"
There is one sample narrative and one sample persuasive response for each prompt for each of Years 3, 5, 7, 9
Students should first write their own narrative and persuasive responses
Then they should read the sample narrative and persuasive responses