Compare and Contrast Essay- "The Ravine" and "The Jumping Tree" HMH Collections

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6th - 8th
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  1. This bundle contains assignments, essays, and quizzes to go along with the texts found in Collection 1: Facing Fear of the Grade 6 HMH Collections textbook. Inside you will find:A characterization activity and writing assignment for "The Ravine"A compare and contrast essay for "The Ravine" and "The
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After reading "The Ravine" by Graham Salisbury and "The Jumping Tree" by René Saldaña, have your students write an essay comparing and contrasting the two stories. Included in this assignment is an essay plan for your students to follow, a detailed grading rubric, and a planning sheet. The essay plan details what students need to include in their introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions in order to produce a thorough essay that effectively compares the two stories from the Collections textbook. The student planning sheet allows students to organize their thoughts into a well-structured plan before writing. Rubric categories include Planning, Organization and Structure, Purpose and Supporting Details, Transitions, and Conventions.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.


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