My lovely district called all ELA teachers in on Friday afternoon and said that they would be giving Benchmark tests each 9 weeks this year. The first 9 weeks we are to cover the writing standards. That's it. That's all we get! The problem for me is that I'm only a second year teacher and I feel that writing is my weakest link:unsure: . I saved the bulk for the end last year and just hoped and prayed my kids would pass the standardized state test. (92% BTW) Please help me out with ideas!:help: We start school tomorrow, the 20th. I know I have the first couple of days to talk about the class and procedures, but what do I do on Wednesday? I have no idea where to start!!!