Lift A Line asks students to demonstrate their explanatory and descriptive writing skills.
Follow these steps to customize this explanatory/description task:
- Review the steps in the handout "Plan for Write to the Source."
- Review the sample task and then fill in the task template fields below the sample task.
- Review the handout "Explanatory Writing Rubric." Adapt as necessary.
Essential Question: Why are some identities seen and others are not seen?
Suggested Writing Product: Choose one sentence that relates to or expands upon the main idea. Quote the sentence, and write a letter to the speaker explaining how it relates to the main idea using facts and details from the text.
Additional Task Demand: Elaborate on your writing by using at least one quote from the central text to support your ideas. Read your writing to a partner and find out if they understand the quote the same way.