Text Response Essay On Steven Herrick's 'The Simple Gift'

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The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick Williamstown High School Year 9 English Common Assessment Task Text Response Essay TaskTo write a text response essay about Steven Herrick’s The Simple Gift. Select one of the prompts below to respond to: 1. In The Simple Gift, characters are rewarded for their kindness. Discuss. 2. The Simple Gift is a story about wealth and materialism. Discuss. 3. How is the theme of belonging represented in the plot and in the way the text has been written? 4. The novel shows that simple gifts can help people transform their lives in positive ways. 5. An individual’s upbringing has a powerful influence over the creation of a sense of belonging. 6. How do the author’s choices (the construction of the text, diary entry style, free verse poetry) help get the reader on Billy’s side? | Genre: Essay Purpose: To demonstrate your Length: 500-700 words understanding of the novel in response to Audience: Varied the discussion prompt. Mode: Written Textual features | * Analyse and understand the topic you’ve chosen to discuss * Clearly answer the question * Interpret…show more content…
| Essay demonstrates a very good level of planning; some drafting and editing is evident and ideas are organised according to structural conventions of essay writing. | Essay demonstrates a good level of planning but more efficient drafting and editing was needed. Ideas are generally organised according to structural conventions of essay writing. | Essay demonstrates an acceptable level of planning but drafting and/or editing was not done. Essay structure does not fully adhere to conventions of essay writing. | Essay demonstrates no planning, drafting or editing. There is little to no adherence to structural conventions of essay writing.

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