Name:. 10 th Grade World Literature Instructors: Ms. Fritz and Ms. Breindel Unit Three: Tempest Essay Prompts and Guidelines.
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Guidelines: As the final assessment for unit three, you will write a five paragraph essay in which you analyze The Tempest in response to an MCAS long composition prompt. The purpose of this assessment is for you to show how much you understood the play and also to further prepare you for next month’s MCAS exam. Follow the steps below to complete all pieces of the assessment:
Final essay is due the Monday after February Vacation: Monday Feb. 28, 2011!
The protagonist is the main character in a work of literature who often changes in some important way by the end of the work.
Select a character from The Tempest who changes in some important way by the end of the work. In a well-developed composition, identify the protagonist, and explain why the protagonist changes in some important way by the end of the work. Finally, explain how this change impacts the work as a whole.
Thesis statement due Friday, 2/11
Outline due Tuesday, 2/15
1st draft (emailed) due Friday, 2/18
Final draft due 2/28
LG/SWBAT: Identify three parts of the MCAS prep long comp. prompt and compose a thesis statement that addresses all three parts of the promptUnpacking the Writing Prompt
Step One: Turn the Writing prompt into a KFQ (a question in your own words). What are they asking you?
Step Two: Identify the three parts of the writing prompt.
Sample Framework for thesis statement: You don’t necessarily have to use this, but if you’re stuck you can.
___________________, one of the main characters from The Tempest by William Shakespeare, changes by the end of the play because …This change is significant because …This change affects the entire play as …