Writing Assignment Description
First grade students at the Genesee Valley Community Charter School in Rochester, New York created a children’s book as part of a learning expedition on fossils and local geological history.
Students worked with a partner from first grade, as well as a fifth grade buddy and a parent assistant to research a living or non-living thing from prehistory. Students then wrote and illustrated a book page on their topic with scientific evidence of its existence.
How This Writing Can Be Useful
- Compelling example of cross-age partnerships
- Visually engaging product that nicely combines student artwork and writing
- Demonstrates descriptive writing at a first grade level
- Excellent example of young students citing scientific evidence from their own research
Common Core State Standards
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