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 planning page to help students get organized. Students are asked to explain, using details from the sources, "Why We Should Protect Our National Parks"
Source 1: Provides an excerpt explaining National Parks.
Source 2: Provides an excerpt on the Everglades.
Source 3: Provides an excerpt on Positive Value Parks Have For People.
Challenge students to utilize sources to create an informative/explanatory paper based on conservation efforts around the country. 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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