Explorers Scholars Speak
Week of December 4th
Your writing must be typed on the google doc shared with you from our Room 26 Homeroom Google Classroom.
You have been learning about The Age of Exploration in Social Studies.
In one paragraph explain:
1. What was the Age of Exploration?
2. Why were people such as explorers and royalty so interested in exploring new lands?
3. What were some of the obstacles and hardships that explorers faced?
In another paragraph, introduce us to one of the many explorers we have studied. Be sure to give details about who that explorer was, his background info if known, what or where he explored, and in your opinion why he was influential to the Age of Exploration.
Genre: Informational, Argumentative
Length: 2 paragraphs
Thinking Map: Bubble Map
Resources: Class notes, textbook, and Internet (Explorers Site on Mrs. Hubbard’s website
You have traveled back in time. Pretend that you are a child living in the: (one native culture was chosen for you - Desert Southwest Culture, Pacific Northwest Culture, Plains Culture, Eastern Woodlands Culture, Arctic Culture).
You have decided to write a detailed journal entry describing a day in the life (sunrise to sunset) as that Native American child. Using your notes and textbook write about: natural resources your people use, homes, food, what your people are known for, member responsibilities, and how your people have adapted to the environment.
Remember, this is a narrative. Put your reader inside the story, including details that ring true. What do you see, hear, feel, smell, touch, and think that a real Native American child would experience during the course of a day with his or her tribe?
Writing Genre: narrative
Thinking Map: flow map
Length: 2-3 paragraphs
Resources: Social Studies notes, Social Studies textbook, Native American storybooks, enrichment materials on Mrs. Hubbard's website
We will begin our first Scholars Speak on the week of September 25th!
Here's what you need to do:
1. Write a three-paragraph essay about your family (1st paragraph), your interests (2nd paragraph), and your future dreams (3rd paragraph).
Use the traffic light model to organize each paragraph. Write your essay on the Scholars Speak Paper (a copy was provided to you in class - if you lose your copy, you can find an extra in the Room 26 Homeroom Google Classroom -or- on the Reading/Writing tab of our class website).
2. Draw a colorful/detailed picture to go along with your writing.
3. We will sign up for speaking dates (3 people per day). Schedule link is the the right.
4. Before you present, you will need to practice reading your essay orally. Practice at home in front of a mirror or family. In addition, call in to our google classroom phone number and read it aloud to me (don't worry if you get cut off - read until the voicemail ends). (424) 262-0936
5. On the day of your presentation you will place your drawing under the document camera for your classmates to see. You will read your essay aloud. See the Scholars Speak rubric for reminders on strong oral speaking skills.