The essay prompt: Write an essay that addresses the theme of survival by answering the question: what factors made survival possible for Salva in



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A Long Walk to Water Essay Prompt Mr. Post

The essay’s/unit’s theme:



How do individuals survive challenging environments?

The essay prompt:

Write an essay that addresses the theme of survival by answering the question: what factors made survival possible for Salva in A Long Walk to Water? Support your discussion with evidence from the novel and be sure to explain your thinking about how this evidence relates to a factor in Salva’s survival.

In your essays, be sure to include

  • A description of the “challenging environment” that made survival difficult for Salva

  • An explanation of three different factors that made survival possible for Salva

  • Plenty of evidence from the novel to explain and support your ideas

Be sure to check your finished essay for correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Begin by completing the essay outline for body paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 on pages 149 and 150 of the workbook.

Outlines are due at the start of class tomorrow!

Useful places to find ideas and quotes:

Note-catchers on pages 17, 22, 25, 31, 73-77



“Survival Anchor Chart” on page 81

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