Students will take 60 minutes to write a compare and contrast essay over "Dreams" and "I, Too, Sing America" by Langston Hughes.
The next day, students will receive their prompts back and look at the structure and organization.
Then, you will provide the Movies mentor text and do a close read as a class (teacher notes provided!)
After looking at a mentor compare and contrast essay, students will consider how they would change/improve their essays.
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