What is a central theme of this story?
How does the author use narrative elements to express that theme?
Engaging introduction that draws the reader in and provides context for the essay.
Strong thesis statement that clearly articulates the writers central argument for the essay.
Body paragraphs that include a topic sentence, ample evidence, and a connection back to the thesis statement.
Effective selection and integration of evidence throughout, including MLA citations
Conclusion that reiterates the thesis statement and considers why the theme identified in the essay is relevant to todays readers.
Overall effective analysis of either Chasing Chato by Wayne Rapp or Bloodchild by Octavia Butler, demonstrating proficiency in the concepts covered in this unit