End of Unit Assessment, Part 1: Best First Draft of an Informational Essay

This is just the beginning. Learners take the first step toward their end-of-unit assessments of Unbroken. They use their tools and knowledge gained from the unit to create first drafts of their informational essays. Writers then respond to a prompt that relates to the invisible theme of Japanese-American internees and American POWs in Japan during WWII.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Allow a stretch break during block or extended class periods
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 16 of 19 in the Grade 8 ELA Module 3A, Unit 2 playlist
  • Designed as an end-of-unit assessment
  • Includes a model essay for teacher reference
  • Gives suggestions for struggling pupils
  • None
Common Core