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Exemplar Essays

The Revision Assistant team has created Exemplar Essays for the most popular prompts in the system. These sample essays can help teachers gain further insight into how Revision Assistant is assessing student work.  Also feel free to visit our 25 Ways to Use Exemplar Essays for a series of fun, hands-on writing analysis activities to implement in the classroom today! Click the genres and grade bands in the Table of Contents or scroll through the prompt titles listed on this page to see examples of Emerging (1), Developing (2), Proficient (3), and Advanced (4) essays for each prompt. 

 


 


Analysis

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Middle School

America Singing

Grades 7-8 | Analysis | Source-Based

Dulce Et Decorum Est

Grades 6-8 | Analysis | Source-Based

Electricity

Grades 7-8 | Analysis | Source-Based

 

 

High School

Angela's Ashes

Grades 9-12 | Analysis | Source-Based

Ad Me

Grades 11-12 | Informative

Big Data

Grades 9-12  | Analysis | Source-Based

Frankenstein and Bill Nye

Grades 9-12 | Analysis | Source-Based

 

 

 


 

Argumentative

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Middle School

Is It Art?

Grade 6 | Argumentative | Source-Based

Letter to Your Principal: School Uniforms

Grade 6 | Argumentative

Naps: Healthy or Not?

Grades 7-8 | Argumentative | Source-Based

School Sports

Grades 7-8 | Argumentative | Source-Based

 

 

High School

Bag Tax

Grades 9-10 | Argumentative

Censorship in Libraries

Grades 9-10 | Argumentative

Letter to the Editor: Social Media

Grades 9-10 | Argumentative 

Prep Work

Grades 11-12 | Argumentative

Protection or Privacy

Grades 11-12 | Argumentative | Source-Based

Trophies for Everyone

Grades 9-10 | Argumentative | Source-Based

 

 


 

Informative

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Middle School

Choose Your Own Adventure

Grade 8 | Informative

Home: The Blueprints of Our Lives

Grade 7 | Informative | Source-Based

The Making of a Scientist

Grade 6 | Informative | Source-Based

The Open Window

Grade 8 | Informative | Source-Based

A Proclamation About Rosa Parks

Grade 6 | Informative | Source-Based

 

 

High School

Call or Text

Grades 9-10 | Informative

A Rough Road Ahead

Grades 9-10 | Informative | Source-Based

 

 

 


 

Narrative

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Middle School

Expect the Unexpected

Grade 6 | Narrative

Just Because

Grade 8 | Narrative

Stand Alone

Grade 8 | Narrative

A Story About Patience

Grade 7 | Narrative

You've Got a Friend in Me

Grade 6 | Narrative

 

 

High School

Mistakes Were Made

Grades 11-12 | Narrative

Question Everything

Grades 9-10 | Narrative

A Story About Laughter

Grade 9-10 | Narrative

The Tell-Tale Heart

Grades 9-10 | Narrative | Source-Based

 

 

 

 

 

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