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

Part of the Student Work from LeFrak Class of the Month Contest Winners Curriculum Collection.

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Ben's work comes from Elizabeth Peña's fifth grade class at P.S. 009 Sarah Anderson School.

 

 

This essay’s strengths:

  • Maintains a strongly developed focus on the writing prompt for the entire essay.
  • Clearly introduces the topic of pterosaurs
  • Describes what one fossil reveals about that pterosaur species.
  • Some use of precise and domain-specific language
 

Needs additional support:

  • Does not explicitly define the word “fossil.”
  • Illustration communicates little new information.