This Argumentative Essay will have your students creating a claim and defending it with evidence they find in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and one non-fiction reading of their choice. This is a great way to integrate fiction and nonfiction studies with a clear writing assessment. It also allows students two elements of choice: one in the nonfiction text they elect to use and another in the choice of writing topic as two are listed in this assessment.
The assignment is aligned with Common Core Standards for Argumentative Writing and Language focused on Standard English and use of the colon and semicolon.
The rubric is a clear target for your students, and it makes grading this essay a breeze. I used this as part of my evaluation for evidence of student growth in writing.
Just print this out and use.