Lead students through the construction of a Critical Lens essay in English Language Arts using the quote "You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it" -Yann Martel Life of Pi, 2001. Students will write a critical essay in which they discuss two works of literature they have read. As writers, students will present their thesis from the particular perspective of the statement that is provided to them. They will provide a valid interpretation of the statement and support their own opinion using specific references to appropriate literary elements from the two works.
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