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A Kid's Guide to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

School: Enterprise Charter School

City/State: Buffalo, NY

Grade(s): 1, 2, 3

Format(s): Brochure

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

Project Overview

Elementary students at the Enterprise Charter School in Buffalo, New York, created this brochure of their local botanical gardens to be used by other students. Each student selected a specific plant to research, photograph and write about. Students visited the gardens, consulted with plant experts, and researched their plants via written and online sources. 

How This Project Can Be Useful

  • A useful format (tri-fold brochure) for organizing and displaying content by young children
  • Nicely integrates simple text with digital photography
  • Shares information about plants in a way that young students can understand
  • Illustrates what is interesting to students since they picked the plants for the brochure
  • An example of a product with an authentic audience and that serves a real purpose – creating a brief guide to a local site for other students

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
  • I can use grammar conventions to send a clear message to a reader or listener.
  • I can use grammar conventions to send a clear message to a reader.
  • I can accurately use 3rd grade academic vocabulary to express my ideas.
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