This assignment challenges students to find commonalities between two different texts and then form an argument supporting their findings. I have used this assignment with both 7th and 8th graders and watched as they thought critically and wrote excellent expository pieces.
In my classroom we use one shared text and then students choose a related book to read independently to complete the assignment.
Included in this product:
-Assignment directions for both "Night" and "The Diary of Anne Frank"
-Graphic organizer with transition words and argument vocabulary
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