Students read an article and are given an FSA-style explanatory prompt wherein they are asked to use the article given and provide textual evidence within their essay.
All articles are obtained from NewsELA.com using a Lexile level appropriate for 8-10 grade. Articles are informational, interesting to students, and current.
Check out the rest of the DBE's! There's one for each of the nine weeks!
I had my students complete these for homework, giving them one week to complete each. Students graded each other's essays in their groups.