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Writing distinguished by voice, imagination, and impact

You can take buses, busy subways, trolleys and cars going honk honk.

Rural-Urban Opinion

Grade(s):

2

Students took a stand about whether it is better to live in an urban or rural community. They developed and supported their opinion to effectively persuade a reader.

she flashes her famous, toothy smile at the camera

Reflective Photo Narrative

Grade(s):

11, 12

After reading and analyzing Don Murray’s “The Stranger in the Photo is Me”, students selected photos from their childhoods and wrote reflective pieces modeled after Murray’s.

When the chrysalis is dark it is close to turning into a butterfly.

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Grade(s):

1

This work comes from a science expedition focusing on the life cycle of the butterfly and the symbiotic relationship between flowers and butterflies.

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