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Writing TASK FOR ELEVEN Writing Situation For many people, a birthday is an exciting, festive event. In the story “Eleven” by Cisneros, Rachel struggles with a troubling incident on her 11th birthday, during which she grows not only in years, but as a character. Writing Directions Write a response to literature in which you explain how the incident with the red sweater affects Rachel. Describe how she feels before, during, and after the incident, using specific details from the story to support your statements about the changes she undergoes.
Rubric- how you will be graded Key Traits Prewriting 16 Points Targeted Text DI Assignment (Stick Figure, Cause and Effect Chart, and/or Reflection Chart) Ideas 14 Points Presents a thesis statement that claims how the incident with the red sweater affects Rachel Makes inferences about Rachel’s thoughts, feelings, words, and actions Explains how Rachel’s thoughts and feelings change as the story progresses Organization 14 Points Contains an engaging introduction that describes Rachel and her feelings on her eleventh birthday Has a well-developed body that logically advances the writer’s analysis Supports statements with evidence from the text Contains a conclusion that goes beyond restating the introduction to deepen the interpretation Voice 14 Points Writes authoritatively with a tone that is appropriate for the writer’s audience and purpose Shows the writer’s investment in and commitment to his/her analysis Word Choice 14 Points Uses precise, apt, and descriptive language to interpret the literary work Sentence Fluency 14 Points Varies sentence structure and length to help the paper flow Conventions 14 Points
1. Create a Thesis Statement Your thesis statement should summarize your ideas about how Rachel changes as a result of the incident with the red sweater. Use your inference charts and quickwrites as the basis for creating your thesis statement.
2. Organize the Information Group information about her changing feelings into three categories— before, during, and after the incident. Back up each statement with a relevant quotation or detail from the story.
3. Maintain a Consistent Point of View As you develop and revise your drafts, remind them that they should write about Rachel from the third-person point of view—using the pronouns she and her. Maintain this point of view throughout your response, making any necessary changes during revision.