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

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

Mia PS 31

Mia's work comes from Jennifer Kneeland's second grade class at P.S. 031 the William Lloyd Garrison in the Bronx.

 

This essay’s strengths:

  • Accurately presents information relevant to all parts of the prompt with effective paraphrased details from the Museum exhibit.
  • Integrates relevant and accurate science content with thorough explanations that demonstrate in-depth understanding of the topic.
  • Uses a labeled illustration of a pterosaur fossil to accurately communicate relevant information.
  • The description of the pterosaur includes its scientific name and accurate details about three body parts.
  • Provides a concluding statement/section
 

Needs additional support:

  • Does not explicitly introduce the topic of pterosaurs.