Sample winning essay for Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs Class of the Month Contest - Nicole

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Nicole's work comes from Mary Lee's seventh grade class at St. Clare School.


This essay’s strengths:

  • Introduces pterosaurs, fossils, and the fossil record
  • Maintains focus throughout
  • Names and describes three pterosaur fossils
  • Uses accurate and relevant facts from contest readings and the “Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs” exhibit to discuss pterosaurs
  • Illustration clearly depicts and labels the features of three pterosaur fossils

Needs additional support:

  • Paraphrasing textual information to demonstrate mastery
  • Clearly explaining what the fossil record reveals about pterosaur diversity