Short and sweet, this 1-page document is your key to higher scores on the New York State Regents Common Core ELA exam. (Did you know that the Part 2 Argument Essay is 43% of the total score?!)
The 5-Step process makes a challenging task manageable for all types of learners, especially those who are new to English and may have already failed the exam several times in the past. I introduced this at my school in December of 2016 and the entire school's average went up one whole point on the Part 2 Essay on the January exam! The "need-to-pass-to-graduate" seniors' scores went up nearly 1.5 points! (Did I mention that the Part 2 Argument Essay is 43% of the total score?!)
Finally, this process can be used for any type of informational texts, so great for interdisciplinary connections to subjects like social studies, science and current events!