Differentiated Essay Prompts for ANY Novel

Grade Levels
7th - 11th
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This product features 20 generic essay prompts that will work for any novel. They can be used within the classroom and for distance learning.

These prompts are differentiated so that they appeal to all learners and give all students a chance to shine in their essay writing! After years of tweaking my essay prompts, I have created questions that are thoughtful and concise so that in turn, they reap excellent student responses.

Example: How reliable is the narrator of your novel? Is the reader able to fully trust him/her? Why or why not? Support your answer with three specific and relevant details from the text.

Essay prompts focus on literary analysis and are recommended for middle and high school students.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
Establish and maintain a formal style.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.


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