This package is an 18-page guided parallel task for Part 3 of the Common Core Regents English Language Arts Exam.
The Part 3 task asks students to read a passage, and in a well-developed, text-based response identify a central idea of the text and analyze how the author’s use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) develops this central idea.
Included in this package is a non-fiction passage with literary value, 20 guided multiple choice, fill-in-the blank, and true/false questions, a guided planning page, lined essay paper, four exemplar responses, and instructional materials on how to present and analyze text evidence borrowed from another writer.
The rubric can be obtained online.
The planning page, multiple choice, fill-in-the blank, and true/false questions guide students toward identifying a central idea, and analyzing a writing strategy used in the development of the text.
9th graders wrote the exemplar responses.
Overall, this is a quality parallel task for 9th and 10th graders especially.