"Oranges" by Gary Soto - Theme, Tone, or Motif Analysis

"Oranges" by Gary Soto - Theme, Tone, or Motif Analysis
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This resource makes for a great end-of-course or end-of-unit writing assessment! Students will compose a single text-based paragraph that analyzes the writers' use of theme, tone, or imagery. The rubric emphasizes creating a strong topic sentence and weaving quotes from the poem into their own sentences with analysis and explanation.

Why I LOVE this assignment:
- Students choose from one of three prompts, which gives them choice/ownership.
- Students must incorporate at least five snippets from the poem in their response.
- The responses must be in third person, academic language.
- The rubric makes grading QUICK (as long as you aren't marking up the responses).
- The sample responses (for a different poem) set clear expectations and a HIGH BAR for students. I use this with *regular/standard* English classes, but it could be used with AP/Honors as well.
- For students who need additional support for any reason (ELL, 504, IEP, etc.), I have included "sentence starters" that could be printed off and provided as a possible accommodation.

*Please know-- the poem itself ("Oranges" by Gary Soto) is not included for copyright reasons.*

I hope you LOVE this product as much as I do! I have been sharing and selling on TpT since 2013, and every sale, follower, and rating still makes-my-day! Thank you all! Have an excellent school year! - ENG10MOHEN


"Oranges" by Gary Soto - Theme, Tone, or Motif Analysis by A Watson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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5 pages
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Rubric only
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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