This prompt asks students to explore the relationship between causes and effects in a 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: How is my life easier or more difficult based on who I am and where I was born?
Suggested Writing Product: Work with a partner to create a sequence chart showing how one event can lead to, or cause, another. Use your chart to help you write a newspaper article illustrating the relationship between causes and effects in your text.
Additional Task Demand: Elaborate on your cause and effect writing by using facts and details from the text to explain how each cause led to the effect.