This document is a guide for structuring the written response question of the literary analysis section of the grade 6 English/Language Arts/Literacy PARCC practice test. The specific question is "You have read the passage from Boy's Life and 'Emancipation: A Life Fable.' Write an essay that identifies a similar theme in each text and compares and contrasts the approaches each text uses to develop this theme. Be sure to support your response with evidence from both texts." It breaks the written response question down into six parts, A through F. Students are guided to respond to each part in one paragraph each. Student answers will vary. An answer key (sample response) will be provided soon as another product. This product is simply a guide for writing the essay prompt listed above.