This Writing Prompt was created using a text excerpt from Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu and a text excerpt from Riding the Rails to Machu Picchu.
Because the format of this writing prompt follows the same format as the transitional iLEAP/LEAP/PARCC assessment, it serves as excellent practice for third and fourth grade students.
Students must read the following prompt and write a well-organized composition of at least three paragraphs.
The texts about Machu Picchu describes two very different time periods.
If you could visit Machu Picchu, would you prefer to visit the Machu Picchu of 1911 or the Machu Picchu of today?
Remember: In 1911, the ruins were covered with vines and were hard to reach, while today the ruins are visited by thousands of people annually.
Now write a composition explaining which time period you would choose to visit and why?
Be sure to use convincing reasons, facts, and examples from the text to support your argument.
This prompt is 8 pages long and includes:
The Cover, (2) pages of text, (1) writing prompt direction page, (1) brainstorming page, (2) rough draft pages, and (2) final draft pages.