This writing prompt has been revised to reflect PARCC.
This writing topic is designed to address the new common core standards that ask students to cite evidence from the text when writing.
The students are asked to analyze a text excerpt from the story: Letters from Yosemite. The writing prompt then requires students to create a journal describing their journey through the Yosemite National Park.
This writing prompt style is important for fourth grade students to practice, because it is created with the new PARCC assessment in mind.