Put the Story in History

Write to the Source
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This prompt asks students to address a given question by writing an imaginative piece that tells about a significant person or historical event in the text.
Follow these steps to customize this historical narrative task:
  1. Review the steps in the handout "Plan for Write to the Source."
  2. Review the sample task and then fill in the task template fields below the sample task. 
  3. Review the handout "Narrative Writing Rubric." Adapt as necessary.

Sample Task 

Essential Question: Historically, how has collective action contributed to progress?

Text Title(s): Read “Investing in the Community."

Suggested Writing Product: Address the question by writing a piece of historical fiction that tells about the Million Man March. 

Additional Task Demand: Write your narrative in third person, and incorporate information from the text into the storyline.

Task Template

For planning purposes, use these fields to customize your student's task. 

Additional Task Demands
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