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Beautiful and Yummy

School: The College School

City/State: St. Louis, MO

Grade(s): 1, 2

Format(s): Cookbook

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Technology

Type(s): Informative/Explanatory

Writing Assignment Description: 

First and second grade students from the College School in St. Louis, Missouri created a cookbook about pesto as part of a sustainability and local foods.

The students who wrote the introduction described their process.

How This Writing Can Be Useful: 

  • Provides an example of an introduction as an informational text
  • Excellent description of a project
  • Models clear and grammatically correct writing

Relevant Resources

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
W.1.5
  • With support from adults, I can revise my writing by adding details.
W.1.7
  • I can participate in shared research projects.
W.2.2
  • I can construct a closure on the topic of an informative/explanatory text.
W.2.5
  • With support, I can strengthen my writing through editing.
W.2.7
  • I can participate in shared research projects.
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