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Support students with short-response writing
Visit our ACT Aspire alignment page and select Short Response to browse short-response prompts.
In these assignments, students will write on real past ACT Aspire short-response prompts, and you'll grade them using the real rubric.
Support students on the essay
Visit our ACT Aspire alignment page and select Essay to browse full-essay assignments. In these assignments, students will write on real past ACT Aspire essay prompts, and you'll grade them using the real rubric.
For each essay assignment, you'll find two versions under the headings Scaffolded Practice Essay and Authentic Practice Essay.
- Scaffolded Practice Essay: These versions use Guided Draft assignments to provide just-in-time tips and examples as students write practice essays. If students are just starting to prepare for test essay-writing, we recommend starting with one of these. Learn more about Guided Drafts.
- Authentic Practice Essay: These versions use our Quick Write assignments, which require students to write with no additional support, just like they will on the real test. Try assigning these when you feel your students are ready to write on their own.