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Copy of Embedded Assessment 1

8th grade ELA-Definition Essay

Rachael Myra

on 1 October 2015

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Embedded Assessment 2
Definition Essay

Think about people who deserve the status of hero - from
the present, from life and from literature.
What defines a hero?
Write a multi-paragraph essay that develops your
definition of heroism.
Be sure to use the strategies of example, function and
Write a multi-paragraph (5)
essay defining
concept of heroism. Use
three (3) strategies of definition to explain your
unique opinion of the concept.
Function Strategy
- how heroism functions in the real world.
What kinds of things do heroes do?
How does it help people?
Who does it help?
Start with a strong description, quote, or question.
Do you have a hero?
Add a sentence that
the audience to your essay (something familiar).
All of us have had a childhood hero and many of us have found heroes who we interact with every day.
Give your
(main idea).
A hero can be defined by how he lives, the example he sets, and even by what he chooses not to do.
Every essay must have a killer introduction. This is where you grab the reader's attention and hook them into your story.
Conclusion: The end of your essay is just as important as the beginning.
Remember to restate your thesis.
A hero can be defined by his actions, the example he sets for others, and by the choice he makes to do what is right.
At the end the reader is wondering "So What? Answer that question and include a clincher.
Since you know what a hero is now, look around and appreciate the ones that you see every day.
Conclusion - "So What?"
Example Strategy
- using specific examples to demonstrate your definition of heroism
What proof of heroism have you seen?
What proof of heroism have you read about?
What proof of heroism have you seen on TV/News/Movies?
Negation Strategy
- explain ways which heroism is NOT.
What is the opposite of heroism?
What are some important things heroism is NOT?
If you use this word to describe what heroism is NOT, will it help show what heroism is LIKE?
This is where you want to leave your reader something to think about!
make the reader think in a new way
feel emotional about the content
feel enlightened - they have a new perspective on heroism now

Things to AVOID ----

"The end"
"That's all I have to say..."
"That's my definition of heroism."
Introduction - Catch the Reader's Attention!
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