Grade 7 Prose Constructed Response from Research Simulation Task (Analytical Essay)

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You have read three texts describing Amelia Earhart. All three include the claim that Earhart was a brave, courageous person. The three texts are:
  • “Biography of Amelia Earhart”
  • “Earhart's Final Resting Place Believed Found”
  • “Amelia Earhart’s Life and Disappearance”
Consider the argument each author uses to demonstrate Earhart’s bravery.
Write an essay that analyzes the strength of the arguments about Earhart’s bravery in at least two of the texts. Remember to use textual evidence to support your ideas.

“The Biography of Amelia Earhart”
Amelia Earhart TM/® is a trademark of Amy Kleppner, as heir to the Estate of Muriel Morrissey, licensed by CMG Worldwide.

"Earhart’s Final Resting Place Believed Found" by Rossella Lorenzi posted on the Discovery News website on October 23. 2009. <> Courtesy of Discovery Communications, LLC.

“Amelia Earhart’s Life and Disappearance" (transcript in PDF format and video). WatchMojo. February 28, 2012. Web. Courtesy of

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