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Give Bees a Chance

School: Genesee Community Charter School

City/State: Rochester, NY

Grade(s): 6

Format(s): Report: Science

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

Type(s): Informative/Explanatory

Writing Assignment Description

After researching bees as part of a learning expedition, students crafted a book to help people understand the importance of bees to the production of food and the impact of Colony Collapse Disorder.

How This Writing Can Be Useful

  • Model of how to use descriptive and figurative language to engage a reader in informative writing
  • Uses a blend of text-based research, interviews and fieldwork data to inform the reader
  • Synthesizes research to create an accurate, but interesting, piece of writing in the students' own language
  • The resource links provide more information about the larger project, "Give Bees a Chance"

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
  • I can write informative/explanatory texts that convey ideas and concepts using relevant information that is carefully selected and organized.
  • I can use evidence from a variety of grade appropriate texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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