This is a complete writing unit to accompany study of John Steinbeck's Cannery Row. This literary response prompt requires students to analyze Steinbeck's portrayal of outcasts in the classic novel. The 9-page download includes a 2-page overview of the literary response prompt, requirements for the assignment, explanation of the dialectical quotation journal, and model examples of text citations and sample analysis; a 2-page handout modeling an effective outline for the essay, illustrating placement of the thesis, assertions, text evidence, analysis, etc.; a 2-page handout demonstrating effective use of text evidence, clear introductions to quotations, proper MLA style, and fluid transitions between points; a 2-page peer evaluation form for in-class assessment of students' first drafts; and a 1-page teacher evaluation form for summative assessment of the final draft. SEE THE FREE DOWNLOAD FOR SAMPLE OF QUOTATION INSTRUCTION. Check out my other materials for grammar and mechanics, literary units, and writing instruction. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance either before or after purchasing a product; I'll be happy to help where I can.