The Language Prompt contextualizes the writing to be completed. The student is asked to write a technical report (Informational) or a position paper (Argumentative) for the provided audience.
The informational tasks ask the student to consider the evidence provided within the research and the implications that can be drawn from the findings. The completed product provides the student with deeper knowledge of the content and real world applications for the content and concepts. The teacher can set the parameters for the writing based upon student knowledge, skills, writing ability, and grade level.
The argumentative tasks ask the students to consider a topic and determine their point of view. Most tasks ask the student to support or reject an idea or choose a side to a debate. The students are asked to use the research to support their discussion and point of view. They are also asked to consider the potential implications for their decision. The teacher can set the parameters for the writing based upon student knowledge, skills, writing ability, and grade level.