The article to go along with this essay response can be found at NewELA.com the title of the article is: “President Trump may want teachers to be able to carry guns in schools” by the Associated Press (890L). You can choose to use the article or simply give them the name of the article. The article can be projected or printed out in individual copies. These activities make great morning work for Monday -Thursday, and can spark lively political conversation as well as help students tell the difference between good and bad essay responses.
Attached is a 3- Paragraph essay rubric that this essay is following and being evaluated on. You may want to download my 1,2,3 machine for embedding direct quotes into an academic essay or response found at my store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Getting-In-The-Leupp
********Make sure that you clarify that the essay written is a persuasive academic essay. It does not mean that you agree with it, or that you disagree with it. It is simply an example of a strong response to a prompt.
Attached is also the answer keys for problems 1-4, so be careful not to print them for students if you are making packets.