Why Boys Become Vicious
Writing PromptWrite a brief paper in which you analyze William Golding's argument in "Why Boys Become Vicious." Account for the author's claims and state the purpose of the text. Then, in a few paragraphs, evaluate the evidence Golding uses to advance his position. To what extent do you agree or disagree with Golding's position on good versus evil?
Student Activities (Approximate Time 1:33)
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Analyzing Text-Dependent Prompts (20 min)
Quickwrite (8 min)
Marking a Text (25 min)
Identifying Evidence (15 min)
Argument Map (25 min)
10th Grade English Language Arts Standards
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Media Literacy. Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts.
Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.
Research Plan. Students ask open-ended research questions and develop a plan for answering them.
Gathering Sources. Students determine, locate, and explore the full range of relevant sources addressing a research question and systematically record the information they gather.
Synthesizing Information. Students clarify research questions and evaluate and synthesize collected information.