This ‘text set’ Companion Packet is meant to assist high school writing teachers in teaching text-based writing. Perfect for Florida-based learners who will take the FSA writing exam or for students in AICE General Paper, this downloadable PDF contains two (2) sample essay versions, one of which is argumentative and the other, discursive. Each essay sample comes in both labeled and non-labeled formats in order to serve any learning scenario. It also includes a one-page ‘scratch sheet’ (with Teacher’s Reference Notes) and a three-page, student-friendly, instructions handout for executing the online essay writing task.
Each writing sample responds to the following essay prompt: ‘Should cursive writing still be taught in schools?’ and uses evidence from four (4) articles (not included) to support the argument and/or discursive exploration. The essay samples also model how to properly attribute credit to sources. Essay samples are between 500-800 words in length. Labeled essay versions point out the qualities of a strong, text-based essay.
Specifically, this packet contains:
- Argumentative Essay Sample, unlabeled
- Argumentative Essay Sample, labeled
- Discursive Essay Sample, unlabeled
- Discursive Essay Sample, labeled
- Student-friendly, Pre-Writing “Scratch Sheet”
- Student-friendly Instructions Handout”
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