This packet will guide your students to writing a perfect extended response! It is aligned with the unit 2 assessment of the Common Core Module on EngageNY. But can just be used as an post assessment after reading the novel. It introduces students to the essay prompt: After reading the novel and accounts of the experiences of the people of Southern Sudan during and after the Second Sudanese Civil War, write an essay that addresses the theme of survival by answering the question: What factors made survival possible for Salva in the A Long Walk to Water?. The 9 page packet includes a chart for the students to record the challenges and survival factors in the entire book for Salva, gathering evidence charts so the student can go back and gather evidence for the challenges they identified. Finally, it concludes with a graphic organizer for creating a claim and a essay outline! This packet is a wonderful way to help guide your students to a proficient extended response and keep them organized during the unit!