Persuasive Speech with Research Support
Common Assessment Rubric
Prompt: Think of a specific, significant change you would like to occur within American society.
Research credible sources for information to support your position (2-3 sources minimu
English 11 Units
Unit 1 Puritans/Rationalists
Content (Puritan/Rationalist ideologies)
Required skills to be taught in this unit:
Figures of speech
Point of view
You will need to read the essay several times in order to complete this assignment.
Do you notice structural errors in any of the sentences? Place a ? next to sentences that
are confusing or incorrect, and give suggestions as necessary.
Research Essay Sample Outline
I. You will need to use your sources to list the events that led up to the defining moment in history.
Area/industry/marketplace in the USA before your topic What was going on the USA (or the world, if that
was the ca
Introduction: (introduce the topic to the audience
what is your first reaction to the concept of yearround school?
Thesis statement: (primary argumentative
statement declaring what should be changed)
If Minnesota wa
First or single author's name is written last name, first name. The basic form for a book citation:
Last name, First name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.
A Work Prepared by an Editor
Cite the book as you normall