This is an essay assignment and rubric for Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar is a staple in the English classroom! This is an advanced writing assignment that asks students to "dig deeper" and analyze the text's literary devices, while using MLA format. This is a formal literary paper.
The assignment sheet includes: various topics to chose from along with requirements (that you can always tweak to your liking). The rubric is based directly off of the assignment sheet and can be used to grade all topics!
MLA Formatting, Thesis Statement/Introduction, Incorporation of Quotes, Evaluation of effectiveness of Supporting Arguments, Conclusion, Grammar & Mechanics, Analysis of text
I created this essay assignment for my Honors World Literature Cadets; I find that they do really well with their writing and analysis when I approve their thesis statements first along with provide them with the rubric beforehand! I firmly believe this is one assignment that most definitely takes their writing and literary analysis to the next level!