The Lady or the Tiger? Argumentative Essay

Nouvelle ELA
Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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  1. Get your students to interact with three classic short stories with these engaging writing assignments! Throughout your unit, students will write creatively and analytically, using textual evidence to support their claims.1) "Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton Argumentative Essay:Students choose
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Enrich your study of Frank Stockton’s “The Lady or the Tiger?” with this print-and-go writing activity. Students write an argumentative essay to support their chosen ending. They must incorporate textual evidence with citations to back up their claims. I also give students extra credit for illustrations, but this is not mentioned on the worksheet. You can omit this step if you like.

This writing activity is presented in the “All-in-One” style:

*Project Description

*Brainstorming Worksheet – students collect textual evidence for both endings before choosing their approach

*Rubric – Choose between analytic and holistic versions

*Printer-friendly versions - prints as a half-sheet with the rubric on the front and brainstorming on the back)

*Editable version (.doc)

Have students attach this whole page as a cover sheet for their essay.

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Your download is a .zip file containing a print-and-go version of this product and an editable version in Microsoft Word. Instructions for use and copyright information are included in this resource. Feel free to email me at if you have any questions.

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This product is also part of the *Writing Activities Bundle!*

Are you looking for a way to teach your students to integrate quotes into their essays? Try my Integrating Sources Worksheet.

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Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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