Born a Crime vs. Searching for Sugar Man

Discipline: English 101

Type of Paper: Essay (any type)

Academic Level: High school

Paper Format: MLA

Pages: 1 Words: 275


Directions: Of the following topics addressed in the novel and film, choose one that most interests you. Compose a paragraph of 6-8 well-written sentences in which you make a claim in sentence one about your topic, and provide evidence such as specific examples (they say) and commentary (I say) in sentences two through seven that support your claim. You will need to compare/contrast the film and book with direct evidence.

__1. Parenting/Home
__2. Government oppressing citizens
__3. Belonging/Love
__4. Censorship
__5. Other

__Make a claim in your first sentence.

__Not: Born a Crime and Searching for Sugar Man are stories about parenting.
(This is just a fact. The writer needs to make a claim about parenting. Is it good? Bad?)


Born a Crime and Searching for Sugar Man both highlight parents who inspire and educate their children by showing them world of possibilities beyond their immediate reality.

Highlight the following:
Red- Topic Sentence in which you make a claim
Yellow- Specific, high quality textual evidence with quotes and page numbers (They Say)
Green- Specific, high quality commentary from my reading, observations, or experiences (I say)