This is a great end of the year activity because students have read two or more novels in American Literature and are prepared to select a favorite.
Students are ready to compose persuasive essays to prove their favorite novel is the best choice. Students will use the steps of the writing process: planning, drafting, and revision. Students will develop organized essays that demonstrate effective language use, voice, and command of mechanics. Students will write pieces that persuade an audience. Students will edit written work for correct spelling and grammar. Students will write essays that use transitional devices in order to move the reader through their arguments.
Graphic organizer and scoring rubric included.