Sample winning essay for Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species Class of the Month Contest - Taylor

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Taylor's work comes from Ed Goodall and Carolyn Chica's 5th grade class at the Hewitt School.

The essay’s strengths:

  • Presents paraphrased information from the article and the exhibit relevant to the prompt with accuracy and sufficient detail.
  • Accurately presents science content relevant to the prompt with sufficient explanations that demonstrate understanding of animal body parts and their function
  • Uses labeled illustrations of the spiny pufferfish and two other animals to accurately communicate relevant information