Continents: Understanding the World

Lesson 4 - Writing


Create a postcard of what you saw on your visit to North America.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Explore North America by Bobbie Kalman 

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Imagine that you just visited North America. Create a postcard of what you saw on your visit. On the front of the postcard, draw a picture showing what you saw. On the back of the postcard, write a few sentences describing what you did.

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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.

  • RI.1.7 — Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

  • 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.

  • W.1.8 — With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.