This is a 5-pack of essay assignments similar to those that students will face on the PARCC for English 9-11.
Works include classics by A.E. Houseman, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates, George Orwell, John Steinbeck, Emily Dickinson, and Virginia Woolf.
Additional works include more contemporary writers as well as informational selections that offer further information and clarity.
Each assignment requires the following:
Students read two texts that align by a common theme, and then write an essay in response to given prompts. They respond by writing an argumentative essay that is similar in structure to those they will see on the PARCC exam.
Similar to Common Core standards, these assignments expect students to read both literary and nonfiction texts, draw conclusions, cite textual evidence, and write persuasively.