Basic sample argumentative essays to help struggling students understand the expectations and format to pass the ELA CC Regents. Based on the passages from the January 2015 test, which can be found at: http://www.nysedregents.org/hsela/115/hsela12015-exam.pdf
(or search for ELA Regents January 2015)
Students appreciate a simple complete example and it helps them feel more confident going into the test. (These samples would earn a 4-5 out of 6 possible points. No grammatical errors, clear/easy-to-read organization.) Can also be used for advanced students to see how they could earn a 6 by adding more analysis/detail.
2 essays are included (one FOR and one AGAINST)
My students studied these examples and said they helped them on the exam.