Thursday, October 4, 2007

GoMyAccess Prompt

GoMyAccess Prompt

Character Traits

Character traits in fictional or real people may have positive or negative effects on the people around them.
Select a person, real or fictional, who possesses character traits that influence others in a positive or negative way. Write an essay in which you describe this person's character traits and provide examples of how these traits affect other people.

For this essay, you will write about one of the characters from The Outsiders. How do the traits of that character influence the other characters in the book?

As you write, remember your essay will be scored based on how well you:
· develop a multi-paragraph response to the assigned topic that clearly communicates your controlling idea to the audience.

· support your controlling idea with meaningful examples, reasons, and information based upon your research or readings.

· organize your essay in a clear and logical manner, including an introduction, body, and conclusion.

· use well-structured sentences and language that are appropriate for your audience.

· edit your work to conform to the conventions of standard American English.

Use any of the tools available to you, such as the Checklist, Spellchecker, or Graphic Organizer.

State Standards:

UT7.1.3 (character), UT7.2.2, UT7.2.3, UT9.2.3, UT10.2.1.b, UT10.2.3, UT11.2.1.b, UT11.2.3, UT12.2.1.b, UT12.2.1.c, UT12.2.3