This prompt asks students to locate examples of facts and opinions in a text, explaining how they know which are facts and which are opinions.
- 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 hand out "Explanatory Writing Rubric." Adapt as necessary.
Essential Question: How does society help or hurt our feelings about who we are?
Text Title(s): Read “Families Like Mine.”
Suggested Writing Product: Locate three things that you think are facts in the text, and then locate three opinions expressed in the text. Write a newspaper review about the text, explaining how you know which are facts and which are opinions, and how this helps you understand or relate to the text.
Additional Task Demand: Elaborate on your writing by showing how each of the facts could lead to the opinions, but also how the same facts might lead to different opinions.