Start to Finish: The Complete Guide to Writing the New SAT Essay
This lesson walks a student through reading a persuasive passage, identifying the persuasive devices, and using those persuasive devices to write an essay. It can be used in a group setting or by a student working independently.
Complete Lesson Plan based on College Board Sample Essay "Let There Be Dark":
-Instructions on how to read the prompt
-Instructions on how to read the passage and look for persuasive devices (persuasive devices identified, too)
-Graphic Organizer: Persuasive Devices Chart for the New SAT Essay (Separate product included in this lesson. It's a chart of the most commonly used persuasive devices found on the sample and practice essays published by the College Board. This chart also includes details about how these devices are persuasive.)
-Step-by-step instructions on how to write the essay
-3 sample essays (without and with essay elements identified) detailing the use of 9 persuasive devices
-Essay template to help organize the essay
Persuasive Devices Chart for the New SAT Essay
Paul Bogard “Let There Be Dark”
Marked Up—Paul Bogard “Let There Be Dark”
Example Essay #1
Example Essay #2
Example Essay #3
Marked Up—Example Essay #1
Marked Up—Example Essay #2
Marked Up—Example Essay#3
Marked Up (No Color)—Example Essay #1
Marked Up (No Color)—Example Essay #2
Marked Up (No Color)—Example Essay #3
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