Continents: Understanding the World

Lesson 10 - Writing


Create a postcard of what you saw and where you went on your visit to Africa by writing an informational text that names a topic and supplies one to two facts about the topic.

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Writing Prompt

Imagine that you visited Africa. Create a postcard of what you saw and where you went. On the front of the postcard, draw a picture showing what you did and saw, and where you went. On the back of the postcard, write a few sentences that explain what you did (remember, this is pretend!) and where you went in Africa. Remember to teach the person you are sending the postcard to at least two facts about Africa that you learned from the text. 

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Common Core Standards

  • L.1.1 — Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • L.1.2 — Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

  • L.1.6 — Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).

  • RI.1.1 — Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • W.1.2 — Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.