This assignment was originally created for 7th grade, but it could be adapted for 8th or 9th grade as well. Students may use any independent reading fiction novel, or the teacher could assign students to used a shared reading book. The essay asks students to answer the question: "Does the main protagonist change over the course of the book? Why or why not?" Students are expected to find quotations from the text to support each of their body paragraphs (1 per body paragraph), and cite them using in-text parenthetical citations. Students also create a bibliography where they write a bibliography citation for the book they discussed in their essay.
This pdf includes:
Assignment Sheet with expectations for each piece of the assignment & space for writing in due dates
Outline printable pages for students to use to write essay outline
Checklists for students to use before turning in their final assignment
Rubric for grading, with criteria broken down into the 6 writing traits + propaganda + presentation
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