Writing Assignment Description
Second grade students at the Alice B. Beal Elementary School in Springfield, Massachusetts created a field guide as part of a two-month learning expedition on insects local to their area.
Students worked in pairs, and each entry includes scientific illustrations of the pair’s insect, a life cycle of the insect, as well as detailed written descriptions. Multiple revisions were done with feedback from students and adults.
How This Writing Can Be Useful
- Writing is strong and clear and shows student voice
- Well-designed layout combining different types of information
- Excellent use of headers illustrating how a common format can be used to present information
Common Core State Standards
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