July 7, 2015

TPT Seller's Challenge: Make Your Masterpiece

The latest TPT Seller's Challenge - which ends tomorrow (GASP!!!!) - 
has been hard for me this week.
I am sure it is because we have been out of town and in the middle of baseball
tournaments with my son.
I finally got it finished, but I don't know if I would call it a "masterpiece" yet.
Hopefully, you will see this one with a make over before too much longer.

I have always had a love for history that POURS into my classroom.
This year, I had students who loved it as much as I did.
When we read a biography on George Washington, they began devouring any presidential
biography I had, so I took that as an opportunity to teach some other important skills - 

using different types of text
note taking
placing notes in sequential order
composing introductory and conclusion paragraphs
writing a 5 paragraph informative essay

With this group of students, we also learned the valuable lesson of time management!
The students amazed me at how much they wanted to include in their essays.
I did not have this packet to help them during the time, but knew it was an activity I wanted to carry on in the following years when we studied this text.

That led to....

You can see the packet in my TPT store.
I hope this is something that can help your students as much as it did mine.
If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
Be sure to check out Ashley, Emily, Amber and Jen to see the other AMAZING masterpieces!

1 comment:

  1. What a great product! I love the rubric.
    Nice job!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties