12 Angry Men Writing Prompt

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					12 Angry Men Writing Prompt                                Name: __________________________
 DUE MONDAY, MAY 10


      Imagine that you are a lawyer. Convince the jury of the defendant’s guilt or innocence. Use three
       reasons to support your verdict, and support each reason with evidence/text support from the story
       (or your Jury Log). Use essay format (thesis, body, conclusion).



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I.     ESSAY FORM                                    1    2        3        4       5    6
       - introduction states the main points
       - there is a clear beginning, middle, and end
       - conclusion reviews the main points and recommends a verdict

II.    SUPPORTING DETAIL                              1        2     3      4       5    6
       - main points are supported by detail from the story
       - there is enough detail to support your points
       - details are accurate and appropriate

III.   ORGANIZATION                                  1         2     3      4       5    6
       - each idea (point) has its own paragraph
       - transition words (first, next, most importantly) are used
       - the essay flows smoothly


IV.    FINAL COPY QUALITY                             1         2    3      4       5    6
       - essay is typed, neat, and readable
       - there are no sentence, punctuation, or spelling errors
       - ROUGH DRAFT IS INCLUDED
                                                                     TOTAL (out of 24)