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A Question & Answer Pamphlet about Pet Corn Snakes

School: Conservatory Lab Charter School

City/State: Brighton, MA

Grade(s): 2

Format(s): Brochure

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

Project Overview

This pamphlet was created by second graders at Conservatory Lab Charter School in Brighton, Massachusetts.

Students visited snake habitats at a wildlife sanctuary, studied books and videos, and cared for a class pet corn snake in order to become experts. They worked with partners to answer the questions in the pamphlet, which is designed to educate anyone who is thinking of adopting a corn snake as a pet. It covers corn snake habitats, diet, life cycle, and how to care for one as a pet.

The pamphlet is graphic and engaging, with many photos of the second graders and their pet corn snake, Jewels.

How This Project Can Be Useful

  • The final product is well designed and professionally printed. This demonstrates to students the high value of their work
  • Creating a pamphlet for an authentic audience, to fill an authentic need is motivating for students to work hard and produce quality work
  • Having a classroom pet is an excellent way to incorporate elements of fieldwork into every day classroom activities
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