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Duck Nest Species Identification

School: Kettle Falls Elementary

City/State: Kettle Falls, WA

Grade(s): 2

Format(s): Essay

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

Type(s): Informative/Explanatory

Writing Assignment Description

Second-grade students at Kettle Falls Elementary in Kettle Falls, Washington responded to a writing prompt as part of an expedition on nesting box activity.

The prompt for this piece was: "Ducks Unlimited would like you, an ornithologist, to give them some information about our nesting boxes. As a scientist, you have used evidence and research to analyze the nesting box contents. Write your opinion explaining who you think used the nesting box, and support your opinion with evidence and research."


How This Writing Can Be Useful

  • Good example of content-rich writing and use of academic language
  • Facts build on one another to provide a satisfying conclusion

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
  • I can use linking words to connect my opinion and reasons.
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