Monday, March 2, 2020: Embedded Assessment

As usual, we will start with M.U.G. Monday today! Please be sure to get all of the corrections and notes.

With your group, please discuss what it means to be an American. To start, please flip to page 59 in Springboard so we can complete the freedom chart as a reference.

Using your graphic organizers from last week, we will start on our embedded assessments today. Please review the prompt below (p. 60 in Springboard):

Your assignment is to write a multi-paragraph essay that defines your interpretation of what it means to be an American. This essay should include different perspectives from the unit to help you develop a complex and thoughtful definition. Lastly, incorporate an iconic image into your essay.

You will define what it means to be an American, while using both Wes Moore’s perspectives. Consider:

  • What stories from The Other Wes Moore connected strongly with you? How can they help to add depth and dimension to your definition?
  • How will you take the complex elements of your definition and work them into a clear, focused thesis statement?
  • How can you sequence your ideas so that they work together to build a clear and convincing definition?

We will review the unpacked embedded assessment to ensure you have everything you need!


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