4 Global 10 Enduring Issue Essays Special Ed Modified **New Regents Style**
This product consists of four Enduring Issue essays from my collection that have been modified for special education. The documents in each essay have been re-written in plain English and confirmed to be in the Lexile range of 800L-1000L (a 4th-6th grade readability). Readability was calculated using Lexile Free Readability tool.
I have students write one of these very ten weeks, so these are labeled according to the point in the year by which students would have covered the material the documents address. For example, "g10w10" means Global 10 Week 10.
Although these essay prompts are built with the special education student in mind, it could be a very good way to begin training students to write these essays for everyone. The modified essay prompt would remove reading comprehension as a variable in the training program. You could focus on identifying enduring issues to write about, composing the essay, and teaching students to recognize stronger enduring issues while not having to deal with reading comprehension.
The product includes the following:
1. The teacher's version of the FOUR essay prompts with the ORIGINAL, unmodified documents... including New York State Social Studies Framework references and a starter list of the "enduring issues" that students might see in the documents.
2. A grading rubric. This is my rubric, based on the NYSED performance level descriptors and elements borrowed from old Regents essay rubrics (at this writing the new rubric is not available).
3. The modified student version of the FOUR essay prompts where each document has been re-written at a 4th-5th grade reading level (NOTE: document 4 of the week 30 essay prompt I was only able to simplify down to to 900-1000L).
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For a more complete bundle of activities to guide students in writing the Enduring Essay, please browse the other offerings in my store (sample student essays at different scoring levels, PowerPoint of documents and advice for composing these essays, and more!)
These essay prompts are also available in my store for separate, individual sale in bundles of materials for scoring and training students to write these essays.