English Language Arts Grade 11-12
Writing Standard 1
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Argumentative Writing Standards Rubric
This rubric will help assess first draft argumentative writing projects for Grades 11 and 12.
Eleventh and Twelfth Grade On-Demand Argument Writing Samples
Sample argument pieces written by eleventh and twelfth graders in response to a uniform text-based prompt.
Grade Band 11-12 Performance Assessment
This sample English Language Arts performance assessment for Grade Band 11-12 covers three texts: 1) Theodore Roosevelt, The Man with the Muckraker 2) Upton Sinclair, The Jungle and 3) Jacob Riis. How the Other Half Lives.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) has grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and conventions resources as well as professional writing material and general composition information. The site includes everything from comma splices to resumes in clearly explained pages. It is the premiere source for online writing information.
Sample Student Performance Assessment for Grade Band 11-12
This sample English Language Arts performance assessment for Grade Band 11-12 covers three texts: 1) Henry David Thoreau. Walden 2) Thornton Wilder. Our Town and 3) Emily Dickinson. VII. ALMOST!
Teaching Argument Writing, Grades 6-12
Supporting Claims with Relevant Evidence and Clear Reasoning - This book teaches us not only what an argument is, but how to teach it and why we should.
Twelfth Grade Range of Writing Argument Writing Samples
These pieces provide examples of argument writing for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences, over both extended and shorter time frames.
University of Richmond's Writers' Web
Writer's Web is a free, public-access handbook designed and maintained by University of Richmond students and faculty. The site enables the user to explore topics via the various stages of the writing process. The site includes information on writing in non-English subject areas.
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