Grade 12 Example

Rochelle Ramay asked her 12th-grade students to write an analytical essay that makes an argument about the power of assumption and misperception related to valuing people and their communities. The essay uses experience, observation, reading, and lessons learned as sources of evidence for the argument.

For this assignment, she used the Assessment Guide for Argumentation/Analytical Writing in individual and small-group conferences with students as they were researching, drafting, and revising. She also used it to assess and annotate an exemplary essay from one of her students.