Writing Informational Text: Community and School Gardens

This Writing Informational Text: Community and School Gardens assessment also includes:

Two informational texts feature community gardens of the past and present and how seeds grow. Scholars read, discuss what they have read, complete a timeline, define words, and compose a brief essay about the texts' main idea.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Follow the assessment with a gardening day; plant a garden inside or outside your classroom
  • If applicable, visit your school's or community garden and conduct a discussion using prompts from the test 
  • Assign the assessment prior to state testing as a practice exam to refamiliarize pupils with test-taking strategies 
Classroom Considerations
  • The test booklet is 18 pages 
  • The assessment's duration reflects the completion of one part per day
Pros
  • The teacher guide includes a rubric for each section with sample answers 
  • Comes with an extended writing activity for early finishers 
Cons
  • None