Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
This PARCC-like activity asks students to pick the best descriptor that contrasts the reactions of Eben and Curzon to the British defeat. They then have to choose the best piece of text evidence to support the descriptor that they chose. This is set up very PARCC-like with Part A and Part B questioning strategies.
There are two different worksheets with answer key! I use the first one to teach the concept and the second one as a demonstration of learning.