This is an expository essay prompt. I give them the prompt, reminders and a list requirements.
I complete a thesis chart and thesis statement for them.
The second page has the essay format and essay basics to keep in mind. You can be flexible with this assignment. There are times I require them to stick to the formula for the paragraph and there are times that I instruct them to develop their own style. They just need to make sure that each paragraph has a claim, evidence (quotes), commentary and a concluding sentence.
The final page here is the Technology Survey. I give this to them at the before we begin the book (or once we do). They use the information for one of their paragraphs in the essay.
I cannot attach the articles that we read, but you just need to find 1-2 articles or lists of statistics that speak about the importance of reading.
One that I used was: "Facts about Students and Reading"
and the other was: "Why is it important to read?"