This packet contains 11 Virginia Studies SOL Writing Projects. These cross curriculum lessons cover Virginia Writing SOLs 4.7 - 4.8 as well as many topics from Virginia Studies 4th grade SOLs 4.1-4.10.
Do your students groan when you say that it's time for Writing? Well, this packet is your solution! Use these fun writing projects to learn and practice writing skills in the context of fun Social Studies topics! Most of these projects can be extended and applied to multiple VA Studies Units. As an added benefit, if grade any of these projects, they can be used for both a Writing and a Social Studies grade!
VA Studies Writing Projects in this Packet:
1 - Help Wanted - Virginia's Regions - Review the Products & Industries of VA's 5 Geographic Regions by writing a "Help Wanted" advertisement.
2 - Transitioning Through Virginia History - Practice using transition words, use timelines, and review VA Studies topics
3 - Civil War Journal - Practice narrative writing and explore the perspective of a Virginia child in the Civil War as you write about 10 Civil War topics.
4 - Vocabulary Brainstorm - Do some pre-writing brainstorming as you list vocabulary words to review VA Studies topics. Then, use a cluster web to organize topics.
5 - Singular Possessives in VA History - Review & practice writing singular possessives. Then, make a min-poster collage of Virginia Studies topics.
6 - Indian Historical Fiction - Write a historical fiction story from the perspective of an Eastern Woodland Indian.
7 - Virginia Colony Economic Cartoons - Review economic terms by drawing and writing about these terms.
8 - Describing Words & The American Revolution - Practice & Review Adjectives & Adverbs while reviewing the American Revolution.
9 - Famous Virginian Poems - Review Famous Virginians by writing Acrostic Poems, Cinquain Poems, "5 W's" Poems, & Lune Poems
10 - Letters of Persuasion - Practice standard letter format as you review Virginia Studies topics - includes an editing checklist.
11 - Non-Fiction Text Features Mini-Poster - Famous 20th Century Virginians - Review non-fiction text features as you make mini-posters reviewing the 8 famous 20th century Virginians from the VA SOLs.
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