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using content-based vocabulary in a paragraph about animal habitats or history-filled settings


Student Writer Instructions:

In the story Tulip Sees America, the reader is taken on a trip across the United States, from Ohio to Oregon, and explores an interesting detail about each state. Do you think you could write about an animal or an object using the same pattern in Cynthia Rylant’s book?

Think of an animal in a habitat, or an historical object in a setting. Look for some ideas using the interactive button below. In order to use new vocabulary meaningfully and appropriately, you may need to do some research on the animal or topic of your choice.

You can research key vocabulary in a book or use a website such as www.enchantedlearning.com to find great animal descriptions with labels. Your teacher may also choose to give you new vocabulary words on a related topic you are studying in class.

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If you're struggling to start, click the buttons below for some ideas that might inspire you to launch your piece of writing.

   

Habitats and Settings:
(Be sure you know some content-based vocabulary about the setting you choose.
It needs to go in your paragraph.)


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