Today as a class we examined what elements should be present in any close and critical writing assignment for 8th graders.
Q1) a brief summary in ones own words that progresses from Beginning-Middle-End of the writing being assessed.
Q2) what literary elements, organization, formatting tools were used by the author. What's the purpose
Q3) what's the theme. In somewhere between 1-5 sentences precisely offer the deeper meaning of the writing and support with evidence.
Q4) so what means NEVER say it doesn't relate. Find something that does connect it. Text-text, text-self, text-world. Cite evidence when possible.
We will get to do great 8th grade quality writing in a short amount of time.