Two Years On…” - A Space Writing Assignment 6th grade level instructional writing assignment. It includes: a two-sided handout in a newspaper format to complete the writing assignment. It is in line with the Grade 6 Standards of Learning for the state of Virginia.
Front page includes:
• The prompt/backround for the assignment. Students are two write about the planet (real or imaginary) that they crash-landed on. Vocabulary/concepts that must be incorporated includes: rotation, revolution, seasons, amount of daylight/darkness, location in the universe, and physical characteristics. There is also an area on the bottom half for brainstorming.
Back page includes:
• Newspaper format. “Intergalactic News” headline. Headings for each writing section where mandatory information should be included in the writing. Area to draw/color the picture of the planet.