I accidentally created my BEST writing assignment with this and I've been amazed at the results so I had to share! This one-page prompt includes a brief article about the shift to an emphasis on non-fiction literature in early elementary grades and includes a prompt asking students to explore the impact of this decision. Students support their opinion with their own observations and experiences, as well as information from the article. I have had a lot of success with this assignment in 5th-10th grade and I've been impressed with the level of insight from the students. They have a lot to write about on this topic! I hope you and your students enjoy :)
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