Informative/Explanatory paper prompt for 4th/5th Grade Text-Based Writing. Written in Florida FSA format, but applicable across multi-state, text based writing standards. Includes cover page, prompt/directions page, and 3 independent sources on topic. Students are asked to explain, using details from the sources, how "Technology can effect us negatively" if used improperly.
Source 1: Provides an excerpt highlighting our dependency on technology.
Source 2: Provides an excerpt highlighting the need for Cyber Safety.
Source 3: Provides an excerpt highlighting the dangers of Too Much Television
Challenge students to utilize sources to create an informative/explanatory paper based on a topic that is stirring up controversy through the United States. Written at grade level, with a topic that promotes "above and beyond" thinking for your students.
For Florida Teachers, FSA Rubric for grading can be found here: