Student Tasks

Write to the Source

Write to the Source performance tasks and rubrics ask students to rely on textual evidence when responding to writing prompts about identity, diversity, justice and action.

22 STUDENT TASKS

A Two-Sided Coin

A Two-Sided Coin asks students to demonstrate their explanatory and comparative writing skills.
Grade Level
CCSS
W.6-12.2, W.6-12.4, W.6-12.9

Agree or Disagree

Agree or Disagree? asks students to demonstrate their argumentative and comparative writing skills.
Grade Level
3-5
CCSS
W.3-5.1, W.3-5.4, W.4-5.9

Are You Convinced?

Are You Convinced? asks students to demonstrate their argumentative and evaluative writing skills.
Grade Level
CCSS
W.6-12.1, W.6-12.4, W.6-12.9

Beautiful Language

Beautiful Language asks students to demonstrate their narrative skills when writing to gain the understanding of others.
Grade Level
3-5
CCSS
W.3-5.3, W.3-5.4

Break It Down

Break it Down asks students to demonstrate their explanatory and descriptive writing skills.
Grade Level
CCSS
W.6-12.2, W.6-12.4, W.6-12.9

Cause and Effect

Cause and Effect asks students to demonstrate their explanatory and informative writing skills.
Grade Level
3-5
CCSS
W.3-5.2, W.3-5.4, W.4-5.9

Fact or Opinion

Fact or Opinion asks students to demonstrate their explanatory and analytical writing skills.
Grade Level
3-5
CCSS
W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2, W.3.4, W.4.4, W.5.4, W.4.9, W.5.9

I'll Be the Judge

I’ll be the Judge asks students to demonstrate their argumentative and comparative writing skills.
Grade Level
CCSS
W.6-12.1, W.6-12.4, W.6-12.9

In Conversation

In Conversation asks students to demonstrate their narrative skills when applying different points of view in writing.
Grade Level
3-5
CCSS
W.3-5.3, W.3-5.4

In Their Shoes

In Their Shoes asks students to demonstrate their writing skills when constructing an imaginary narrative.
Grade Level
CCSS
W.6-12.3, W.6-12.4

Lift a Line

Lift A Line asks students to demonstrate their explanatory and descriptive writing skills.
Grade Level
3-5
CCSS
W.3-5.2, W.3-5.4, W.4-5.9

Point of View

Point of View asks students to demonstrate their narrative skills when applying different points of view in writing.
Grade Level
3-5
CCSS
W.3-5.3, W.3-5.4

Problem Solver

Problem Solver asks students to demonstrate their argumentative skills when identifying problems and solutions in writing.
Grade Level
CCSS
W.6-12.1, W.6-12.4, W.6-12.9

Put the Story in History

Put the Story in History asks students to demonstrate their writing skills when constructing an historical narrative.
Grade Level
CCSS
W.6-12.3, W.6-12.4

Questions that Come Up

Questions that Come Up asks students to demonstrate their explanatory and informative writing skills.
Grade Level
3-5
CCSS
W.3-5.2, W.3-5.4, W.4-5.9

Small Moment

Small Moment asks students to demonstrate their narrative skills when writing about personal experiences.
Grade Level
3-5
CCSS
W.3-5.3, W.3-5.4

So What?

So What? asks students asks students to demonstrate their explanatory and informative skills when writing to gain the understanding of others.
Grade Level
CCSS
W.6-12.2, W.6-12.4, W.6-12.9

The Pages of My Life

The Pages of My Life asks students to demonstrate their writing skills when constructing a personal narrative.
Grade Level
CCSS
W.6-12.3, W.6-12.4

What Do We Share

What do We Share? asks students to demonstrate their argumentative and comparative writing skills.
Grade Level
3-5
CCSS
W.3-5.1, W.3-5.4, W.4-5.9

What is the Argument?

What’s the Argument? asks students to demonstrate their argumentative and analytical writing skills.
Grade Level
3-5
CCSS
W.3-5.2, W.3-5.4, W.3-5.5, W.4-5.9

What's the Impact?

What’s the Impact? asks students to demonstrate their explanatory and informative writing skills.
Grade Level
CCSS
W.6-12.2, W.6-12.4, W.6-12.9

Where I Stand

Where I Stand asks students to demonstrate their argumentative and analytical writing skills.
Grade Level
CCSS
W.6-12.1, W.6-12.4, W.6-12.9