End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part One: First Draft of Analysis Essay

How do writers use evidence from literary texts to support analysis and reflection? With lesson 17 of 20 from the Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2 series, learners gather all of their resources to prepare for an end-of-unit assessment. They complete drafts of analytical essays about the universal refugee experience.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Assure students have access to all of their resources from the unit, including the informational texts, structured notes, and graphic organizers
  • Consider allowing pupils to type their essays
Classroom Considerations
  • Teach lessons consecutively
  • Expects familiarity with Thanhaa Lai's Inside Out & Back Again 
  • Includes a glossary to help individuals understand the expository writing evaluation rubric
  • Provides teaching notes
  • None