Ott Class Resource Page
for the Literary Analysis of
The Dinner Party By Mona Gardner
Students who are completing the scoring process for their Literary Analysis Essay should find the resources on this page helpful in the submission and revision of their papers using the Holt Online Essay scoring system. Students will find links to the story itself, handouts that are used in in the development of their papers, and model essays written in response to another short story as a guide for responding to the online system's feedback.
Before submitting papers for scoring, students are encouraged to review the following resources that were used when they originally constructed their papers. The Link for submitting Literary Analysis essay may be found on Mr. Ott's homepage.
|Resource Handouts for The Dinner Party|
Literary Analysis Essay
The handouts below were distributed when students initially responded to The Dinner Party. Students may find these helpful as they score their own paper and make revisions based on the Analytical Feedback generated for their submissions.
Literary Analysis Essay Assignment
Prewriting Graphic Organizer.
Introductions and Conclusions
Thesis Statement Activity
Connecting the Plan to the Paper
Student Models Written on Under the Rice Moon
This story was used in class to model the OnLine Essay scoring process. The examples below demonstrate student responses to the story representing three different scoring levels for revisions written in response to the feedback generated by the model "2" paper. Students may find that examining the evolution of this paper towards a score of "4" may help them revise their own papers on The Dinner Party.
Model Responses will be posted as they read in class.
Student Model Response - Score 2
Student Model Response - Score 4
Students attempting to improve their papers from one holistic scoring level to another may find that comparing the papers above helpful in identifying revision strategies that they might successfully apply to their own papers.
This page and the study resources for this essay have been designed by me (Greg Ott) for the use of my students at Northwestern Middle School in Alpharetta Georgia in their efforts to respond to feedback generated by Holt Online Learning resources. Visitors are welcome to use these materials and/or this site to enhance their own use of the Holt Online Learning resources. I am always interested in the successful use of these materials and am likewise interested in suggested improvements. Please direct questions and/or comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for stopping by. Return to Greg Ott's Homepage