The Common Core requires us to switch from writing personal essays built on our opinions and experience to text-based essays that respond to a prompt using evidence from paired texts.
Engage your students in critical thinking about controversial topics like the Death Penalty and Obamacare by reading articles written on both sides of the debate. Use these paired texts as the readings that are related to an essay prompt that follows the style and format of the TASC essay questions.
Explore the Core Questions and the Top 10 Pros and Cons for various compelling subjects. Copy and paste text into MSWord and print it for your students or use this resource in a computer lab.