This extended response question, format, and inclusion instruction is written out in alignment with the standards and expectations for students to write a 5 paragraph essay utilizing a claim, details, and supporting evidence from texts.
This question was composed based on the free comic book articles found on the ReadWorks website - "Lamenting the impending loss of Nighthawk, a black superhero" and "Holy heroics! DC Comics is betting Super Hero Girls will be a hit." These articles are high-interest for the students, and were student-selected as a topic of study. This question provides a way to utilize these articles in an authentic deeper-thinking setting, and provides guidance for a final physical outcome.