Complete the writing prompt, adapted from Springboard page 11, provided below.
Write a short essay that draws on details in both the illustration and the speech to create a definition of America’s promise. Use the strategy of definition by exemplification. Be sure to:
- Begin with a clear thesis that defines the promise of America
- Use the most significant and relevant details from the illustration and the speech to give examples of what that promise means
- Include transitions between points and a concluding statement that ties together your essay.
Goal is to thoughtfully select and explore evidence; demonstrate ability to write and support a clear thesis; transition between ideas/paragraphs; and write conclusions that provide sufficient closure in a response no shorter than three paragraphs in length.
Exemplary Work uses quotes as part of paragraph, is thorough, and demonstrates control of conventions.