Reflection: Organizational Systems Journaling Our Memoirs of the Revolutionary War - Section 2: Writing Their Journals


I changed this section to help students who were not able to get all their information collected during the computer block. We are limited on computers in the classroom so we rotated stations and I had students work on different aspects of their projects: one on the computer researching for facts they had missed on their first day (w 5.6), a second with their partners brainstorming ideas and topic sentences for their journal writes (SL 5.1a), and the third group writing their final journal entries (W 5.4). The second and third groups could move from one activity to another because they did not need a computer to complete their work. This went surprisingly smoothly because many had gathered most of their research information on our previous lesson in the computer lab. If you don't have a computer lab available I would split this lesson into two days of research and writing. 

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Journaling Our Memoirs of the Revolutionary War

Unit 4: Our American's Revolution - A Time For Change
Lesson 10 of 10

Objective: SWBAT...recall relevant facts to summarize information using their research notes on their Revolutionary War figure's perspective of the war for a summary writing task

Big Idea: Every person sees things from a different perspective. Good writers can take on the persona of their characters to make their stories real to their audiences.

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