This comprehensive guide to scoring high on the Common Core English Language Arts Regents Exam features a step-by-step, proven process to write a well-developed claim/counter-claim argument.
My track record proves it - I have nearly 100% pass rate in my English 11 classes (only 1 students has not passed the exam to date, and only missed it by 2 points). Last year, my average score was an 86.
I teach in a NYC public high school with students ranging from advanced to proficient to struggling. These methods have worked wonders especially for students with varied learning disabilities. Repeated practice with close reading and organization helps them succeed on test day and throughout the year.
This guide contains:
An overview of the NYS English Regents Exam
Link to Scoring Rubric (Argument) with activities for students to disseminate what the readers are looking for
The June 2016 Argument Prompt with task instructions
A graphic organizer for collecting evidence
A graphic organizer (fill in blanks) for creating a claim and a counter-claim
An outline guide with detailed step-by-step instructions
An outline template for students to populate
A checklist for revision and editing
Please check back for more resources, including Literary Analysis Guide, coming soon.
Please check out my free resource: Common Core English Regents PowerPoint, great as an introduction to this guide.