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Writing Through The Decades

Schoolwide Writing Initiative

March 1, 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are so proud of the many students that have been taking part in our schoolwide writing project, Writing Through The Decades! During the month of March, students are now being asked to research and write about the 1970s. As you know, the goal of this school wide writing initiative is to strengthen the students’ writing skills while inspiring then to learn about the past.

This project is to be completed at home, however students may use the computer lab and library to find ideas, facts or images. Below are some guidelines and research topics for this project. Students may research and write about any of these topics or an idea of their own about the 1970s. Students may also compare one of these topics to today.

We have put together some resources, information and ideas to help the students complete this project. This information about the 1970s, graphic organizers and writing paper that may be helpful can be found on our school website, Students may base their writing and artwork on their own research and ideas, as well.

It is our hope that this will be a fun and interesting learning experience for all. The due date for this month’s writing February 28, 2017. If you have any questions please see Ms. Kenney, Mr. Tenaglia (Mr. T) or Ms. Procario.


Educationally Yours,

Ms. Maresca, Principal

Project Guidelines


  • Grades K-1
  • 1-3 complete sentences
  • Grades 2-3
  • 1-2 paragraphs
  • Grades 4-5
  • 3-5 paragraphs


  • original artwork or images from the internet

Research Topics

  • Famous People of the 1970s
  • Fashion/Hairstyles of the 1970s
  • Music/TV of the 1970s
  • Inventions/Products of the 1970s
  • Games/Toys of the 1970s

Resources & Additional Information

Facts and Figures of the 1970s.pdf  

Overview of the 1970s.pdf  

Three First Ladies.pdf  

Inventions of the 1970s.pdf 

T Chart.pdf  

Idea Web.pdf 

Lined Paper.pdf 

Lined Writing Paper Primary.pdf  



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