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This essay is aligned with the common core standards and works as a final essay for any novel or fictional text. This essay asks students to analyze how the theme of the story emerges, how it is refined, and how it is fully developed by the end of the novel.
This download includes a student handout sheet with room for brainstorming, an essay outline, and a graphic organizer.
This essay is CCSS aligned and covers the below standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy W2a.b.c.d.e (grades 7-12)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy W4 (grades 7-12)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy RL1 (grades 7-12)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy RL2 (grades 7-12)