Writing Assignment Description
Third and fourth grade students at the Santa Fe School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Fe, New Mexico created a guide on energy sources and alternative energy. The book was created for younger children and though largely text-based, includes drawings as well. The goal was to introduce students to all of the different possibilities and environmental implications for generating energy.
How This Writing Can Be Useful
- Exemplifies how elementary students can investigate and present a complex topic
- Strong example of students creating a book with very clear statements for other student readers--as opposed to writing a report for a teacher audience
- Creates a foundation upon which future questions about energy could rest
Common Core State Standards
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