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, 3 independent sources on topic, and an optional Student Planning Sheet for organizing thoughts. Students are asked to explain, using details from the sources, Why Adopting Pets should be considered when considering getting a new furry friend.
Source 1: Provides an excerpt explaining what an animal shelter is.
Source 2: Provides an excerpt with contentions outlining the benefits of adoption.
Source 3: Provides two poems expressing the emotional benefits of saving a pet.
Challenge students to utilize sources to create an informative/explanatory paper based on pet adoption and supporting our shelters. 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:
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