If your students are like mine, then they had a difficult time consolidating their ideas and thoughts before the essay portion of the PARCC.
I created this template to help my students practice for the upcoming test!
The PBA on the PARCC assessment includes a literary analysis section for grades 3-12. This template, or pre-writing guide, helps students gather evidence from both articles and sets them up for success during the essay portion.
I teach this to my students prior to the assessment and I even quiz them on how to recreate this template on a plain sheet of paper.