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Copy of Auburn Junior High School Writing Guide: Analysis Essay



For the Holocaust Embedded Assessment you will select one (1) poem that supports the theme, “Finding light in the darkness” and present the piece through a dramatic reading. The following will be requirements for the project:

1. Selected piece should be a minimum of 5 lines and maximum of 20 lines. If what you select has more than 20 lines, you will read aloud to the class the chorus or section(s) that support the theme.

2. Write a paragraph that explains the meaning of the theme, “Finding light in the darkness” and connect the meaning to the poem you’ve selected.

3. Present a dramatic reading during class using tone, pitch, and fluency to convey the emotions the piece represents.

Essential Questions

Guiding Questions

Help and Resources

Analysis Poem Samples


Common Core Learning Standard


Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. Apply grade 8 Reading  standards to both literary and informational text, where applicable.

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