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

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

Max PS 009

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

 


This essay’s strengths:

  • Integrates relevant and accurate science content with thorough explanations that demonstrate in-depth understanding of the topic.
  • Clearly 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.
  • Does not include a strong sense of closure at the end.