Practice Planning a Historical Narrative: The Wheelwright

Fourth graders use a four-square graphic organizer to plan a paragraph writing about a wheelwright. Using gathered research from the previous unit, young writers discover how to organize a plot in preparation of writing a historical fiction narrative about the wheelwright. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Keep each learner's individual research and notes together in a folder for easy organization
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson continues to use the passage from the first lesson titled "Joshua's Gold;" be sure to provide copies for each student
  • Pupils use completed research from the second unit in order to write their historical fiction narratives
  • The third part of 16 lessons on writing a historical fiction narrative set in Colonial America
Pros

  • Facilitates collaboration and allows learners to reference their research to practice planning their writing
  • Resource provides a very clear and concise lesson plan, packed with procedures and reproducibles
  • Comes with a model to demonstrate the organization of ideas in the graphic
  • Common Core designed
Cons

  • None
Common Core