Learning Exercise

Essay Assignment

Students will choose from one of three descriptive writing assignments after reading That was then, This is Now. As the writing progresses, students will edit for content, vocabulary, structure, and grammar.
Course: English Language Arts

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That was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton



Completed S.E. Hinton’s novel, That was Then, This is Now. Word processing skills Knowledge of how to navigate the internet Rubric for Descriptive Essay


Descriptive Writing and S.E. Hinton’s That was Then, This is Now.

Learning Objectives

Students will read for understanding of literary elements. Students will write a descriptive essay. Students will dissect the parts of a sentence for understanding and clarity. Students will recognize that although social standards and cultures may change and are different than there own, there are common themes and threads that bind all people together. Students will have an understanding of the importance of history and how it pertains to literature when they read the essays. Students will practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software. Students will use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity. Students will use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences. Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources. Students will use technology tools to process data and report results. Students will evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks. Students will use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions. Students will employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.


Students will be assessed according to the rubric provided.