Literary Analysis essay on Yu Hua's novel "To Live." Essay assignment includes guidelines for a six-paragraph essay, a grid for assigning individualized topics for up to 36 students, and a rubric for the essay. The rubric is a broad rubric that can be used for any literary analysis essay with little or no modification necessary.
I have used this assignment with a group of 40+ students in a freshman Humanities class just by doubling up a few assigned topics. It's a design I like to use because it prevents me from having to read the same essay topic 40 times over!