Where I Stand

Write to the Source
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This prompt asks students to argue a position using evidence from a text. 

Follow these steps to customize this argument/analysis 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 "Argument Writing Rubric." Adapt as necessary.

Sample Task

Essential Question: How does society support or suppress our individual identities?

Text Title(s): Read "The Problem that has No Name."

Suggested Writing Product: Write an essay that argues your position on the question. Defend your position using evidence from the text.

Additional Task Demand: Develop your argument by including relevant personal experience.

Task Template

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Additional task demands
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