Included are 2 options for a research project. Students must research specific topics (included in instructions) and create a poster with the information they found. Feel free to change the medium from poster to something else (powerpoint, prezi, newspaper article, etc). Once the students have completed their research they may begin writing their essays. Also included is a breakdown of points/scoring.
NOTE: The essay prompts used here are based off of a unit on Literary Criticism that I teach at the beginning of the school year. Please note that I have all of the Literary Criticism information and worksheets for sale as well. I strongly recommend this unit because it can be used to help students find a deeper meaning in ANY text.