This download includes two word documents for creating a Facebook page. The first page provides the directions, which can be changed, and the second page is an example for George Washington. If you purchase this product you will receive the digital word documents that can be adjusted and modified.
This is a great handout to give students to clearly explain what is expected for their facebook page. These directions can be adapted and changed to fit different content areas such as literary characters, scientists, famous figures, etc. There is a sample rubric at the bottom, which can easily be changed. You can include these directions with the facebook template or have students create their own pages and layouts but incorporating all the sections listed on the directions.
In addition, the assignments require students to cite evidence from a variety of sources. This activity can easily be adapted to a research based writing assignment. Requiring students to cite evidence in the news feed, general information, and throughout is a great way to support the shift to common core standards. Students need a variety of writing tasks to express their knowledge, which this assignment allows.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.3d Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.