Writing an Opinion: Is Pride Good or Bad?

This Writing an Opinion: Is Pride Good or Bad? assessment also includes:

Does pride really goeth before the fall, or can it be essential to one's development? Second graders read two of Aesop's fables that refer to pride in their morals, and write a short essay about whether pride is good or bad, based on evidence from the text.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use as test preparation before state assessments
  • Work through the packet as if it were a unit, using the final writing prompt as a final assessment
Classroom Considerations
  • Reading passages are Lexile® levels 470L and 600L, respectively
  • Packet is designed for second grade but applicable to other elementary grades as well
  • The first 15 pages are student resources; the last 27 consist of teacher assessment tools
  • Provides comprehension questions that are scaffolded by skill level
  • Encourages the use of literary evidence within an argument essay
  • Comes with two options for several of the activities
  • None