Writing an Analytic Essay

After researching an issue introduced in Tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America, writers develop an original thesis statement and craft an analytic essay using evidence collected in their research.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Select one of the articles from Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America to use as a model for how to craft a thesis statement and how to support this thesis with evidence
Classroom Considerations

  • The exercise requires access to tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America

  • The four-page packet includes information on how to craft the analytic essay, a review of the writing process, and links to a writing rubric

  • Some writers may need more modeling that the exercise provides