Common Core Argumentative Essay based on "A Problem" by Anton Chekhov

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This argumentative essay is based on the short story "A Problem." It is foldable instructions for writing each paragraph of the essay. Students must decide whether Sasha (the main character) should be given another chance. I printed out several news articles based in our state: one is about a young man who received 20 years for stealing golf clubs (He had two prior convictions--one being violent). Another article is about a man who was given a short sentence on his third strike and ended up killing someone after he was released. We read our state's three strikes law and discussed Sasha's case. The students then had to write their argumentative essay using the sources.

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