Monday, January 9, 2017

Argument Essay PreAssessment

Remember the story "Everything Will be Okay" that we used as our mentor text in our Personal Narrative Unit.

We spent many classes discussing characters (personalities), themes (ideas), plot (actions) and we formed opinions about many aspects of this story.

You will have 45 minutes to write an essay in which you will write your opinion or claim about the story "Everything Will Be Okay" and argue why it is right, telling reasons why you feel that way.  When you do this, draw on everything you know about essays. 

Please keep in mind that you will need to plan, draft, revise, and edit in one sitting.

In your writing, make sure you:
  • write an introduction
  • State your claim
  • Give reasons & evidence
  • Organize your writing
  • Acknowledge counterclaims
  • Use transition words
  • Write a conclusion

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