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    Biography

    Readers learn about important life events and accomplishments of Amelia Earhart.

    Amelia Earhart

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    Descriptive

    The narrator describes the inside and contents of a closet.

    My Closet

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    Descriptive

    The narrator describes Trainer, the family dog.

    My Dog

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    Descriptive

    The narrator describes the family piano in the house.

    My Piano

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    Essay: Compare And Contrast

    Readers learn how two restaurants, Joe’s Diner and The Candlestick Cafe, are alike and different.

    Joe’s Diner vs. The Candlestick Cafe

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    Experiment

    The author describes the materials and steps to conduct an experiment on how to make ice cubes melt faster and slower.

    Making Ice Melt Faster And Slower

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    How To

    The author describes the materials and steps for safely doing a headstand.

    Headstand

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    How To

    The author describes the materials and steps for playing a game of tic-tac-toe.

    Tic-Tac-Toe

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    Informational Report

    Readers learn about the yam festival, a celebration in recognition of an important food for many people all over the world.

    Yam Festival

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    Narrative

    Fairy Tale

    Seth finds a magic turtle that helps him solve his problem with a mean farmer.

    The Turtle

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    Personal Narrative

    The narrator goes on a family vacation to Sedona, Arizona.

    Sedona

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    Personal Narrative

    The narrator spends the Fourth of July holiday at the park with family.

    The Fourth Of July

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    Personal Narrative

    The narrator moves to a new house in the same neighborhood.

    The Move

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    Realistic Fiction

    Two friends get their basketball stuck on the roof and problem-solve ways to get it down.

    Rooftop Toy Trap

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    Realistic Fiction

    Jamie has difficulty coming up with an idea for a writing assignment.

    Writer’s Block

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    Opinion/Argument

    Persuasive

    The narrator argues against using chemicals that can hurt bees.

    Save The Bees

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    Pro/Con

    The narrator presents reasons for and against homework.

    Homework: Good Or Bad?

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    Pro/Con

    The narrator presents positive and negative features about a new school playground.

    The Playground

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    Transactional

    Business Letter 1

    Krista writes Officer Dean to inquire about bicycle safety rules.

    Dear Officer Dean

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    Business Letter 1

    A student writes to an observatory to request information for a report about the moon.

    Southpoint Observatory

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    Friendly Email

    The narrator writes various individuals to explain about her broken ankle.

    Broken Ankle

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    Friendly Email

    Students write various people regarding a musical at their school.

    School Musical

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    Friendly Letter

    Amy writes to her friend Mark to tell him all about her experiences at summer camp.

    At Camp

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    Friendly Letter

    Chris writes to his cousin Jillian to let her know that he’s excited about his visit to see her and snow.

    Dear Jillian

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    Informative Speech

    Narrator accepts school’s Friendship Award and acknowledges others who were a positive influence

    Friendship Award

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    Interview

    A person interviews a lifeguard at the city pool to learn more abut her job.

    Lifeguard

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    Invitation

    Lissa invites friends to come to her tenth birthday party

    Birthday Party

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    Weblog Entry

    Terence reflects on his days at basketball camp.

    Basketball Camp

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