These are the few documents that I use for my cumulative essay on The Good Earth by Pearl Buck, which offers students the choice to undertake a complex psychological analysis of one of the two main characters, O-lan or Wang Lung. At the beginning of the book, I have them choose their focus, then track the character's development by marking quotes using sticky notes. This resource contains four printable documents: the sticky notes guide that explains the assignment, the full essay assignment sheet, an essay planning sheet that discusses thesis statements and essay structure, and the rubric I used. The essay also lines up well with my overall unit focus on "The Collision of Culture, Morality, and Human Rights."
*See my full unit plan for all of my lessons and resources!