Student Task

So What?

Write to the Source
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This prompt asks students to use evidence from a text to define a concept and explain its significance in a given context.

Follow these steps to customize this explanatory/definition 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 "Explanatory Writing Rubric." Adapt as necessary.

Sample Task

Essential Question:What is solidarity and why is it important for collective action?

Text Title(s): Read the Commonwealth Club Address.

Suggested Writing Product: Write an essay that defines solidarity and explains its significance in unions such as the United Farm Workers.

Additional Task Demand: Clarify your explanation with evidence from the text, and discuss relevant examples from your own personal experience.

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