So, like all good teachers I cut and pasted my lesson plans and squeezed things into smaller time slots. I originally planned this reinforcement activity as a solo project. However, the short period on Friday forced me to work this into the fifteen minutes I had after the clicker quiz.
Here were the instructions I used:
I divided the class into six groups. The first group worked with the adjectives and relationship. Then next four groups identified accomplishments we had discussed. I encouraged them to have two accomplishments incase their first one was taken by another group. The last group worked on two obstacles. I filled in the first, next to last and last lines. After a few minutes I wrote the group's line on butcher paper.
Two things about this assignment. I loved it when a student in each class said, "Mrs. Virginia World History Teacher! Is this like a biography but a poem?!" And I said, "Why yes Virginia World History Student...it is!!!" I also like this because you could use this for any person or even inanimate objects. When I was Virginia Civics Teacher I assigned this to my students but they were to write about the Articles of Confederation.
Here are some student creations:
|First and Second Period|
Okay, hope you are settling into your new year nicely and I look forward to blogging some more. Thanks for reading!