Writing Assignment Description
Fifth grade students at the Fitchburg Arts Academy in Fitchburg, Massachusetts created this book as part of a learning expedition on the Great Depression.
Students interviewed community elders and wrote up the interviews in third-person format, including photos and expressive drawings. Historical background on the time period was also included, and work went through peer critique and multiple drafts.
How This Writing Can Be Useful
- Highlights a simple and easy to produce format
- Shows how drawings and photos can enhance the text
- Demonstrates the importance of capturing people’s stories
- Excellent example of a catchy first paragraph
Common Core State Standards
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