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

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

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Sukhmandeep's work comes from Laura Devlin's fifth grade class at P.S. 056 Harry Eichler in Queens.

 

 

This essay’s strengths:

  • Integrates relevant and accurate science content with thorough explanations that demonstrate in-depth understanding of pterosaurs and their fossils.
  • Uses a labeled illustration of a pterosaur fossil to accurately communicate relevant information.
  • Clearly describes what one fossil reveals about that pterosaur species.
 

Needs additional support:

  • Uses definition of “fossil” directly from the text without paraphrasing.