This is an argumentative essay assignment intended to be incorporated with the novel, THE GIVER, by Lois Lowry. The essay is differentiated in that there are actually two prompts to choose from. There is a clear instruction sheet (matches the format students will see on state level tests) as well as a clear and concise rubric (AIR-like). This assignment includes a pre-formatted draft area for students to draft and follow a formal essay format as they learn to construct properly formatted argumentative essays.
Easy, well-formatted, differentiated writing assignment for your middle school level ELA classroom.