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    Student Writing Model

    Mir Pushed the Frontier of Space

    This report is clearly focused around a specific thesis. It is evident from the writer’s voice that he is interested in and knowledgeable about the topic.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Science
    History

    Student Writing Model

    I Am Latvia

    The author’s approach to this report is fresh and original; speaking as the country makes the paper very readable.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Community
    Culture
    History

    Student Writing Model

    The Aloha State

    The details in this report are presented in an organized manner, and the writer’s strong feelings for Hawaii come through in her writing voice.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Community
    Culture
    History
    Geography

    Student Writing Model

    Unique Wolves

    Sixth-grader Bryan wrote this report after visiting a wolf park in Battle Ground, Indiana.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Science
    Environment
    Nature

    Student Writing Model

    Rosa Parks

    This historical profile presents accurate information about a famous person and is written in an active, lively manner. Alita, the writer, immersed herself in the life of Rosa Parks until she could “feel” the person and events. She found ways to communicate these feelings to readers.

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Community
    Goals
    History
    Freedom

    Student Writing Model

    Should Smoking Be Banned in Public Restaurants?

    The last sentence in Mary’s first paragraph forms the thesis for her research paper: she takes a strong, specific stand on a fairly controversial subject. The trait of “stimulating ideas” is evident as the paper’s clear purpose is supported in the subsequent paragraphs.

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Health
    Law
    Rules
    Food
    Government
    Rights

    Student Writing Model

    The Killer Bean

    This report is timely, revealing, and engaging; it flows smoothly with effective transitions between paragraphs. The author has clearly gained a thorough understanding of the subject.

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Health
    Law
    Environment
    Science

    Student Writing Model

    Parrots

    First-grader Traci begins and ends her report with a main idea about parrots: they are pretty, colorful birds.

    Level: 
    Grade 1
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Report
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Science

    Student Writing Model

    Ladybugs

    This report was submitted by Brittany, a second grader. The ending of Brittany’s report shares exactly how she feels about her subject.

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Report
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Science
    Nature

    Student Writing Model

    Horses

    Second-grade writer Kirsten shares many interesting facts in her report. Notice how she ties everything together by mentioning the horse’s good eyesight in both the first and last paragraphs.

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Report
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Science
    Nature

    Student Writing Model

    Cheetahs

    The beginning paragraph of this writer's report invites the reader to keep going. The details show that she knows a lot about cheetahs.

    Level: 
    Grade 3
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Report
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Science
    Nature

    Student Writing Model

    Height-Challenged German Shepherd

    Layton, a fifth grader, grabs the reader’s attention with a couple of questions and a clear picture of what he is planning to talk about in his report. Notice the effective use of humor in the final paragraph.

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Report
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Science
    Nature

    Student Writing Model

    Deer Don’t Need to Flee to Stay Trouble-Free!

    Dylan, the fourth-grade writer of this model, concludes the report by repeating the main points he explained in the body.

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Report
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Science
    Nature

    Student Writing Model

    The Incredible Egg

    Hannah’s seventh-grade science class tried an experiment involving an egg, vinegar, corn syrup, and water. Her observations include not only the outcomes of the different steps in the procedure, but also her personal reactions to the experiment.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Observation Report
    Theme: 
    Science
    Food