Student Task

The Pages of My Life

Write to the Source
Grade Level


This prompt asks students to write about an experience or event in their own lives that relates to a theme in the text.

Follow these steps to customize this personal narrative task:
  1. Review the steps in the handout "Plan for Write to the Source."
  2. Review the sample task template 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: How does society support or suppress our individual identities?

Text Title(s): Read this excerpt from Covering.

Suggested Writing Product: Address the question by writing a short memoir about an experience or event in your own life that relates to a theme in the text. Write your memoir in first person. 

Additional Task Demand: Use narrative techniques such as dialogue, description and reflection to develop experiences, events or characters.

Task Template

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

Additional task demands