Click the links below to assign students a pre-made planning diagnostic aligned to the Virginia Standards of Learning:
Browse and assign activities that are tested on SOL
Clicking "Browse & Assign" at the top of the page will allow you to access our Assignment Library. You can choose "Standards & Tests" to browse through activities that align with your standards and standardized tests.
Learn more about creating activities using the Standards & Tests page here!
You can also see our full alignment to the Virginia Standards of Learning in our alignment guides:
- Virginia Standards of Learning (2017) Map to NRI - Grades 3-5
- Virginia Standards of Learning (2017) Map to NRI - Grades 6-8
- Virginia Standards of Learning (2017) Map to NRI - Grades 9-12
Support students on the essay with SOL Guided Drafts
Our SOL Guided Drafts provide just-in-time support as students practice writing SOL essays.
In these assignments, students will write on real past SOL writing prompts, and you will grade them on the SOL rubric. Students can practice drafting their essays with the support of our Persuasive or Expository/Informational Guided Drafts.
These Guided Drafts are best suited to help students practice strong persuasive or expository writing and gradually work towards successfully writing an essay in timed conditions with less support.
Some best practices for using these assignments include:
- Pre-teach the rubric and introduce strong student essays. Students will get the most out of these Guided Drafts if they’re familiar with what the SOL essay asks for.
- Use one of our pre-made Guided Drafts as an untimed assignment, allowing students to take advantage of all of our tips and lessons to support strong writing.
- Once students are more comfortable with writing essays on SOL prompts, you can simulate writing the actual essay by challenging students to use less of the Guided Drafts support (tutorials, tips, and lessons) as they write. If you feel your students are ready to write without any support, try using a Quick Write assignment instead.