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 Optional Planning Sheet to help students organize their thoughts. Students are asked to explain, using details from the sources, why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Source 1: Provides an excerpt explaining excessive trash production and potential solutions.
Source 2: Provides an excerpt on the benefits of recycling.
Source 3: Provides an excerpt on what students can do to reduce, reuse, and recycle and how their actions affect the world around them.
Challenge students to utilize sources to create an informative/explanatory paper based on the Three R's. 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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