Here's a look at our historical fiction writing unit!
Duration: 2-3 weeks
Beginning in December, we started discussing westward expansion and why people traveled west on the Oregon Trail. I pulled down our old classroom map and showed the students the path that many travelers took. Wow, do kids love maps!!
Following the reading of Going West, each student created a historical character, determined their age, and wrote about who they were traveling west with.
Following our reading each day, students responded to the question from the point of view of their character that they created! Take a look at a student's work below. Pick up a copy of your own historical fiction writing pages by clicking the link!
I hope that this post is helpful in writing and discussing historical fiction with young students!
Until next time,
|This seems appropriate in the spirit |
of the holidays! So true!