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DAILY JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS: 

Monday, March 16: Imagine you’re a Native American at the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Write your thoughts down as the ships approach the shores of your home land, The Great Turtle. What would you think of the huge European ships? What would you think of Columbus and his sailors as they came ashore? Write your reaction from the point of view of a Native American observer.

Tuesday, March 17: Imagine you’re a Native American during the Revolutionary War (against King George of England). Which side would you fight for? Would you help the “Red Coats” (British soldiers) or the Americans (like George Washington and Ben Franklin)? Why would you choose to assist that group?

Wednesday, March 18: What do you already know about “The Declaration of Independence?” Make a bulleted list of five facts.

Thursday, March 19: What makes a poem good? List five things.

DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

Monday, March 16: Today we used the laptop computers to begin typing our Native American literature essays. If you were gone today, you may need an extra day to get yours typed. Please be aware, however, that the teacher will not accept these essays for full credit after Spring Break.

Tuesday, March 17: Today we used the laptop computers to finish typing our Native American literature essays. If you were gone today, you may need an extra day to get yours typed. Please be aware, however, that the teacher will not accept these essays for full credit after Spring Break. When you turn your essay in, please staple it in this order:

  • TOP => Six Traits Form (in the big box, in the make-up work center)
  • NEXT => Final Draft of Essay (highlight each vocab word with a highlighter pen, one time each)
  • NEXT => First Draft of Essay (must have 20 or more proofreading symbols, demonstrating edits)
  • NEXT => Outline Page
  • NEXT => Thesis Graphic Organizer (that’s the page with three ovals)
  • BOTTOM => Vocab Pages (highlight each of the words you used in your essay)

Never leave make-up work on your teacher’s desk. Turn it in to her, personally. Thank you.

Wednesday, March 18: Today we read “The Declaration of Independence,” not as a historical document, but as a work of literature. This reading assignment will also be on the final, so you’ll want to read it and take some notes. (Use the link provided or Google it.)

Thursday, March 19: Today we finished reading “The Declaration of Independence,” and then we took notes on the Age of Reason. Please get notes from a classmate, as you’ll need to know the different literary periods for the final exam. We also read “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (That link will take you to the poem, so you can read it too.”

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About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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