Writing Assignment Description:
Eighth grade students from the Four Rivers Charter School, in Greenfield, Massachusetts, created a book of “monologues of community cultivators.” Students studied people from their community, who both through their vocation or avocation, worked on behalf of their local communities and “gave back” to people living in their area. This product was part of a learning expedition on communities through history: using the lens of analyzing how individuals affect communities, students studied civilizations from the perspective of how particular individuals shaped them.
How This Writing Can Be Useful:
- Sophisticated example of conveying ideas, concepts, and information through careful analysis, selection, and organization of content
- The piece includes several relevant, well-chosen facts, concrete details, and quotations
- Clear, coherent writing
Common Core State Standards
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