Analyzing a Model Essay: “Challenges Facing a Lost Boy of Sudan”

Copy that! Writers carefully analyze a model essay to gain a better understanding of their upcoming essays about A Long Walk to Water. They begin by circling unfamiliar words in the model as teachers read it aloud. They then pinpoint specific sentences in the essay that reveal the author's message and discuss how the writer embedded quotes within the writing.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review and practice rules for quotations before beginning
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson 11 of 19 in the unit Grade 7 ELA Module 1, Unit 2
  • Complete lessons in order
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Pros

  • Includes anticipated scholar responses
  • Offers a list of tips for using quotations
Cons

  • None