Jr. English Quarter 1 Summative Assessment
Students will analyze and annotate texts to determine author’s purpose, literary/rhetorical strategies and their effects in order to write a critical analysis essay.
Overarching Question: How can we interpret and dissect information in order to understand texts?
This is the culminating assessment of our critical analysis unit for quarter one. It is an important assessment that tests your knowledge of annotation skills including determining main ideas, author’s purpose and strategies, and the reader’s effects of those strategies. We will ask you to do your best and demonstrate what you know and can do with the following text.
In a five (5) paragraph essay, write a critical analysis of the Kelley speech. Include the following:
Hook, background, problem, thesis
This Summative Assessment will count as 25% of the quarter grade.
Do your best!
Topic sentence, support, textual evidence, explanation of textual evidence, and transition
Re-state thesis, final concluding thoughts, call to action (if applicable), address the hook
Florence Kelley (1859-1932) was a United States social worker and reformer who fought successfully for child labor laws and improved conditions for working women. She delivered the following speech before the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Philadelphia on July 22, 1905. Read the speech carefully. Then write an essay in which you analyze the rhetorical strategies Kelley uses to convey her message about child labor to her audience. Support your analysis with specific references to the text.
enfranchisement just in proportion as we strive with
them to free the children. No labor organization in
90 this country ever fails to respond to an appeal for help
in the freeing of the children.
For the sake of the children, for the Republic in
which these children will vote after we are dead, and
for the sake of our cause, we should enlist the
95 workingmen voters, with us, in this task of freeing the
Children from toil!
Use the chart below to identify what the author is saying (main idea) and how the author organized the essay (strategies) and what effect these have on the reader/audience (effects). Be Specific to the text.