Students are thoroughly engaged when reading Jeannette Walls's memoir, The Glass Castle. Use this momentum to work with analytical writing!
Students respond to a prompt focusing on the symbolism of the Glass Castle. Beforehand, they practice analyzing quotations; then, they use this work to create their essay.
Includes a graphic organizer (no scaffolding, some scaffolding, and key), directions for essay, explicit instructions on using the graphic organizer to help complete the essay, and detailed rubric -- all in editable Word form and PDF (ready to print).
Kid tested -- teacher approved!