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A Historical Walk Through Massachusetts: Shays Rebellion

School: Alice B. Beal Elementary

City/State: Springfield, MA

Grade(s): 3

Format(s): Children's book

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts

Type(s): Informative/Explanatory

Writing Assignment Description

Third grade students from the Alice B. Beal Elementary School in Springfield, Massachusetts created this book as part of a learning expedition on colonial history.

Students worked in small groups to produce text and drawings based on their research. Students wrote this book for themselves and for other third grade students.

How This Writing Can Be Useful

  • Answers detailed questions with clarity and accuracy
  • Highlights an engaging format designed to appeal to target audience
  • Models strong and clear writing
  • Format allows student voice to shine through

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Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
  • I can write an informative/explanatory text.
  • With support from peers and adults, I can use the writing process to plan, revise and edit my writing.
  • I can choose evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection and research.
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