Informative/Explanatory Writing: On-Demand

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The pieces in this On-Demand section represent one of the three types of writing named in the Common Core State Standards for Writing: informative/explanatory writing. Students at all grade levels were given a set of texts (or a short video and a text at younger grades) and a writing prompt that asked them about that set of texts.

At grades six through twelve, students were given the focusing question, “What effect did the Great Depression have on people who lived through it?”

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