1. By this date (January 15) you should have completely read the historical fiction book you selected and written notes on the sheets provided.
2. A significant amount of time was allotted in class to composing a body paragraph using the notes. Click here for the graphic organizer to record the details for the paragraph, and an example paragraph.
Historical Fiction;How to write body paragrapsh Sample body paragraph
3. Once the paragraph is written, each required element is to be highlighted in the following colors:
blue = historical detail
orange = excerpts
pink = research info
green = author’s purpose
purple = your reaction to reading the this episode
yellow = enhancement (how reading historical facts is more meaningful when incorporated into a story)4>
4. Now prepare a speech cue card by writing the key words from your paragraph onto a 4″ x 6″ notecard. You are limited to 5 bullet points with 5 words on both sides of the card. That’s a total of 50 words. No complete sentences my be written on the card.
Click here for the speaking rubricOne paragraph speech rubric