End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1: Drafting The Argument Essay

Scholars write the draft of their essays about Atticus's decision to defend Tom Robinson in Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird. They support their claims with reasons, details, and quotes from the novel. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Allow individuals to access resources from the unit to help draft their essays, including their structured notes, essay planners, and graphic organizers
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 13 of the consecutive 16-part Grade 8 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2 series
  • Requires copies of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird
Pros
  • Includes a sample student argument essay for teacher reference
  • Offers tips for meeting the needs of diverse learners 
Cons
  • None
Common Core