*Please note that this sample written response follows the guidelines (structure) from my free download titled “Literary Analysis Guide for PARCC Written Response.” It is a response to the following prompt:
"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."
Again, this is a sample that I've come up with for use in my class. It is fairly lengthy. I do not know that it will meet PARCC expectations, but hope it will help you get started working on the written response questions in your classes. :)