Writing Assignment Description
Fourth grade students from the Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester, New York, created a scientific magazine as part of a learning expedition on Early Man. They modeled the magazine after the National Geographical student magazine, Ranger Rick, and other similar magazines. The writing is historically and scientifically accurate, but retains original student voice.
How This Writing Can Be Useful
- Highlights an engaging format designed to appeal to younger students
- Illustrates how a magazine format can be used to allow students to write in the form of articles for an authentic audience
- Includes illustrations and sidebars to support main text
Common Core State Standards
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