This activity allows students to gather information, take notes, and complete an essay based on the process used to assess them through FSA or PARCC. Students will read and take notes on a Fact Sheet about the manatee, the crested caracara, and the American Alligator. They will then read a blog entry called Exploring Florida and More: Interesting Animals. Then they will read a narrative called A Visit to Remember. Using the graphic organizer provided, they will also synthesis the information read. Finally, they will organize their writing and write an opinion writing piece based on the Common Core Standards expectations in testing. Opinion Writing student notebook page is included!
Inside You Will Find
• Opinion Writing Notebook Page
• Interesting Animals Prompt
• Fact Sheet on the Crested CaraCara, Florida Alligator, and the Manatee
• Exploring Florida Blog Post
• A Visit to Remember Essay
• Note Taking Page
• Outline Planner
• Web Planner (Predesigned)
• Web Planner (Student Designed)
• Assessment Ideas
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