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Copy of Auburn Junior High School Writing Guide: Compare/Contrast Essay

Writing

Assignment

You will write an essay comparing and contrasting the dystopian society in your novel to dystopinan elements of our modern society.

Essential Questions

~To what extent can an ideal society exist?
~What makes an argument effective?

Guiding Questions

~How can you complete the provided thesis statement?
~How can you use a graphic organizer to organize your essay?
~What are some transition words you used within this compare/contrast paragraph?
~What are lead-ins and how can you use them within the paragraph?
~What is the purpose of a topic sentence and how would you write one for this essay?

Tutorials

Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS 8W2:

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, an analysis of relevant content.

8W2a: Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information using strategies such as DEFINITION, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect

8W2b: Develop a topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples; include formatting, graphics, and multimedia when useful to aid comprehension.

8W2c: Use precise language adn domain-specific vocabulary to explain a topic.

8W2d: Use appropriate and varied TRANSITIONS to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

8W2e: Provide a CONCLUDING statement or section that explains the significance of the information presented.

8W2f: Establish and maintain a style appropriate to the writing task.

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