This text structure project and comparison activity is great for RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, and RI.8.5! It merges social studies with ELA standards beautifully, and your students will have fun with the challenge of creating writing pieces that inform about topics related to European Exploration, and the Age of Discovery.
Students will create writing about a topic related to European Exploration, in a specific text structure. Students must be well-versed in informational text structures, as well as information about European Explorers in order to complete this project.
When students have written a sample of each structure, they then can compare their writing with a classmate's, discussing and analyzing the effect that each structure has on the author's message.
This purchase includes the following:
“European Exploration Text Structure Writing Project Student Packet” (RI.4.5)
Packet Cover with objective, directions, and table of contents
Informational text structure signal words reference sheet
Informational text structure planning and writing pages
Text Structure Writing Project Grading Rubric
European Exploration Text Structure Comparison Activity (RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, RI.8.5)
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Key Words: European Exploration, European Explorers, Erik the Red, Leif Eriksson, Age of Discovery, Marco Polo, Prince Henry the Navigator, Bartolomeu Dias, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Vasco da Gama, Amerigo Vespucci, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Juan Ponce de Leon, Ferdinand Magellan, Hernan Cortes, Francisco Pizarro, Hernando de Soto, Henry Hudson, Martin Frobisher, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, John White, Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Juan Rodriguez de Aviles, Francisco Vazquez de Coronado