|These short texts are available in my Great Americans product at TpT.|
|I also grabbed everything I could find in our school and classroom library|
I created some graphic organizers to help my student's organize their information and record their new learning.
In the last two years I just let my students organize their writing independently and we used our new learning to write puppet show scripts. Here are a few examples of what they did:
This year we are going to use this new writing organizer I just created. I hope that it helps them get more details into their writing which should translate into longer puppet shows too.
|This is also included in my Great Americans unit.|
We'll culminate this unit with biography puppet shows. This is a student made Amelia Earhart puppet with some parent help, of course.
And last some torn paper art projects. You can grab the cutting directions for these at Classroom Freebies Too.
I'm in the middle of this unit right now and it's been so fun and educational for me too. Plus the high engagement of the students is perfect for these cold, dreary winter months.