SpringBoard Unit 3 - Argumentative Writing
Unit 3 Embedded Assessment 2 (Argumentative Letter)
Write a multi-paragraph argumentative letter to convince an audience to support your position on a topic you care about.
EA 3.2 Rubric
Helpful Resources page
Argumentative Writing Resources
SpringBoard Unit 2 - Explanatory Writing
Unit 2 Embedded Assessment 2 (Explanatory Essay)
Write a multi-paragraph explanatory essay explaining how people can improve their lives through observing and interacting with animals. In your essay, give examples - from your own life, from texts we've studied in this unit, from your independent reading, or from society - that help support your explanation.
Useful notes and texts from the unit:
Page 149: "Saying Farewell to a Faithful Pal" (Marley and Me) + your notes in your comp book
Page 153-154, 159-160: Temple Grandin's stories + your notes in your comp book
Your notes from the Temple Grandin film
Additional Human-Animal Interaction Resources
Explanatory Writing Resources
Unit 2 Embedded Assessment 1 (Literary Analysis)
Choose a theme for the novel Walk Two Moons. Use evidence and examples from the novel to discuss how plot, setting, character, or conflict contributes to your theme.
SpringBoard Unit 1 - Narrative Writing
Prompt for Unit 1 Embedded Assessment (Short Story)
Write a short story using dialogue, vivid verbs, and figurative language that includes characters, conflict, and a plot with exposition, climax, and resolution.