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Trees Are Trees

School: The College School

City/State: St. Louis, MO

Grade(s): K

Format(s): Book

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Visual Arts

Type(s): Poetry

Writing Assignment Description

Kindergarten students at The College School in St. Louis, Missouri created a book of poetry, letters and artwork. Each poem about trees is accompanied by a colorful drawing. Students spent considerable time outdoors making observations, drawing, writing and exploring. Although most of the artwork was done by individual students, the poems were written collaboratively.

How This Writing Can Be Useful

  • Demonstrates thoughtful collaborative writing by kindergarten students
  • Highlights a simple idea for a product – a collection of poetry and artwork at an unusually high level of quality
  • Illustrates the result of young students spending a lot of time outdoors collecting information and appreciating nature

Relevant Resources

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
  • I can share my thoughts and opinions about a book using pictures and words.
  • I can teach my reader about a topic using pictures and words.
  • I can participate in shared writing projects.
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