This prompt asks students to list meaningful words and phrases from a text, exploring why the language is effective. Students then brainstorm a similar list of emotionally powerful words and phrases, using the list to write an imaginative piece that relates to an issue in the text.
- Review the steps in the handout "Plan for Write to the Source."
- Review the sample task and then fill in the task template fields below the sample task.
- Review the handout "Explanatory Writing Rubric." Adapt as necessary.
Essential Question: What advantages and disadvantages do people experience based on their identity?
Suggested Writing Product: Write an essay that discusses the question and describes the significance of Sturgis’ experience as a packinghouse worker, with this question in mind. Support your explanation with evidence from the text.
Additional Task Demand: Discuss relevant examples from your own personal experience.