Stimulate critical thinking, practice citing text evidence to support analysis, and strengthen understanding of a classic text!
What it is: Timed essay prompt and rubric handout to conclude or supplement a unit on George Orwell's Animal Farm.
-Student objective and CCSS standards addressed
-Clear instructions for essay outline, writing, and review
-Key content vocabulary to assist students in understanding the prompt and rubric
-Rubric with questions to help students self-assess in each category and a range of points to give teachers scoring flexibility
-Room for comments and total score
How to use it: This is designed to be a summative assessment after a unit on Animal Farm, but it can also be used as a supplementary activity toward the end of the unit. Before using, introduce students to basic literary analysis essay structure, review how to cite quotes parenthetically in MLA format, and introduce students to the academic vocabulary used in the prompt.
Common Core State Standards Addressed: RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.10, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.9, and W.9-10.10.