This three-passage text set is accompanied by an argumentative prompt asking students to decide whether Romeo and Juliet should be included in the school's curriculum. It's a perfect piece to build on the background knowledge students have after reading the play, while still relying on the information in the text set.
Modeled after AIR Testing, which is used in numerous states across the country, it would also fit well into a PARCC simulation.
The preview only provides a brief screen capture of the prompt page and the first page of the text set. The text set, itself, is 5 pages long.
As with all products sold by A Teacher's Teacher, I take great pride in providing materials in multiple forms. In the case of this item, you will receive the text set and prompt in a ready-to-use format for easy accessibility (.pdf) as well as a file that you can open and edit, to best fit for your own classroom needs (.docx).
For scoring, use your state-issued rubric for argumentative writing.
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