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Sophomore English

Name_________________________ Things Fall Apart Okonkwo and Nwoye Writing Prompt

Prompt: In what ways do Okonkwo and Nwoye not fit into traditional Ibo culture? Consider their actions/thoughts before, during, and after Ikemefunas sacrifice. Instructions: compose a short response to the above writing prompt. You should write a well-developed paragraph that includes relevant explanations, examples, and details for each character (Okonkwo and Nwoye). You must also use quotes to support your claim as to how/why each character does not fit into traditional Ibo culture. Due Date: Wednesday, March 6th.

Sophomore English

Name_________________________ Things Fall Apart Okonkwo and Nwoye Writing Prompt

Prompt: In what ways do Okonkwo and Nwoye not fit into traditional Ibo culture? Consider their actions/thoughts before, during, and after Ikemefunas sacrifice. Instructions: compose a short response to the above writing prompt. You should write a well-developed paragraph that includes relevant explanations, examples, and details for each character (Okonkwo and Nwoye). You must also use quotes to support your claim as to how/why each character does not fit into traditional Ibo culture. Due Date: Wednesday, March 6th.

Okonkwo and Nwoye Writing Prompt Rubric


Standard 2.1 Offer a claim and support it with relevant evidence 4 Written response provides especially clear and insightful claim. 3 Written response provides clear and supportable claim. 2 Written response may not provide clear claim. Response summarizes text more so than defends a claim responding to the prompt. Written response includes a few examples that may not defend the claim. Written response may incorporate a quote, but the selected quotes do not defend the claim and are not well-integrated. The writing is free or nearly free of errors in grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure. The response is properly paragraphed. 1 Written response does not provide claim or offers claim that does not respond to writing prompt.

Written response defends claim through several, well explained examples. Written response incorporates several wellintegrated quotes for each character. The writing is free or nearly free of errors in grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure. The response is properly paragraphed. The writing maintains a formal, academic tone (i.e. no use of I or you).

Written response defends claim through a few wellexplained examples. Written response will incorporate a few quotes for each character. The writing is free or nearly free of errors in grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure. The response is properly paragraphed.

Written response does not include examples that defend the claim.

Written response does not incorporate quotes.

2.4 Demonstrate command of language that includes conventions and style

The number of errors in grammar, punctuation and sentence structure make the response nearly unreadable. The writing throughout is too informal (use of I of you).

The writing maintains a The writing maintains a formal, academic tone (i.e. formal, academic tone (i.e. no use of I or you). no use of I or you).