Writing Assignment Description
Third grade students at the Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester, New York created a natural and cultural field guide as part of a learning expedition on local history. Each student created a two-page entry for the book, containing written information, biographical information on the author, and photography and/or hand-drawn artwork.
How This Writing Can Be Useful
- Excellent example of in-depth fieldwork
- Models a new type of field guide: a mixture of cultural and natural history content
- Illustrates complex content knowledge and exemplary writing skills
Common Core State Standards
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