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

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

Jessie PS 009

Jessie's work comes from Melissa Murphy's fifth grade class at P.S. 009 Sarah Anderson School.

 


This essay’s strengths:

  • Presents information from the Museum 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 the topic.
  • Describes what one fossil reveals about that pterosaur species.
  • Some use of precise and domain-specific language
 

Needs additional support:

  • Uses definition of “fossil” directly from the text without paraphrasing.
  • Maintains focus on the writing prompt for the majority of the essay but is off-topic some of the time.