One of the things I wish I knew before I started teaching fourth grade include the steps to writing a constructed response. Good thing I have an excellent team and wonderful teachers willing to help me at every turn. I now consider myself a constructed response expert. My students have made great progress since the beginning of the year in writing their own constructed responses. This constructed response practice gives my students structure and preparation for our state's standardized testing coming up in 11 short school days. Yikes! But I know my students are prepared.
Here are the anchor charts that I use in my room to help my students structure their constructed response.
Hopefully, they can help you too! Happy writing! :)