Writing literary essays with your students? Help students navigated the writing process by analyzing the finished product. This resource is a student exemplar of a literacy essay focusing on growing ideas about the theme of a text. This essay is based on the short story "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara. There are two versions of the essay to use with students: one that is black and white to encourage inquiry and exploration and one that is color coded to make the craft moves pop for emerging writers.