Analyzing Theme: a common core essay for ANY novel (rubric included)


“This essay is aligned with the common core standards and works as a final essay for any novel or fictional text. This essay asks students to analyze how the theme of the story emerges, how it is refined, and how it is fully developed by the end of the novel.

This zipped download contains only PDF files. It includes a student assignment sheet, a theme and plot analysis graphic organizer, an essay outline, a 100 point rubric, and a peer editing form.

This essay is CCSS aligned and covers the below standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy W2a.b.c.d.e (grades 7-12)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy W4 (grades 7-12)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy RL1 (grades 7-12)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy RL2 (grades 7-12)

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