ALIGNED WITH OHIO’S COMMON CORE STANDARDS
STANDARDS SEPARATED FOR BOTH 9-10 AND 11-12
ALIGNED WITH THE SAT
This project was designed as an assessment tool for writing an essay with emphasis on critically thinking about a writing prompt topic. The two writing prompts within this lesson, as well as the rubric, are aligned with the SAT writing test. The first prompt is part of the case and the second prompt is the actual assignment/evaluation. While this can be used as an individual assignment, brainstorming on the evidence and discovery of who the culprit is, is best served as a group activity during class and the writing assessment for take home or the next day.
It is highly recommended this lesson be taught as the final portion of the Writing Unit: Detecting and Reporting.