This is a Journal Packet for Our Strange New Land, Elizabeth's Diary by Patricia Hermes. It is a part of the My America Series. This one is about Jamestown, Virginia 1609.
I created 3 differentiated Journal Packets (Tier 1 is higher learners, Tier 2 is Average and Tier 3 is the Lower Learners--all are on TpT).
THIS ONE IS TIER 1
Each Packet contains:
1) Cover Page
2) Building Prior Knowledge Page (This is not the traditional KWL.
This is asking questions to think about the things they do today-
describe your outfit, if you were to travel anywhere, where
would you go and how would you get there. Then as we start
reading the novel, you can compare/contrast your students with
the main character.)
3) Object Box Page (Students see pictures of objects that relate to the
novel. As part of my building prior knowledge, the students
observe and describe the objects. Then they predict how the
objects play a role in the novel. The hard part as a teacher, is
not agreeing/disagreeing with the students. As the objects
play a role in the novel, we discuss their predictions then.)
4) Prediction Page. (for the Object Box)
5) Narrative Elements Page
7) Picture Reflection
This can be used Whole Class or Small Groups. Personally, I used it Whole Class as it is aligned with our Social Studies Standards in Virginia. We would read a few pages together, discuss it, and the students would answer the questions in their packets independently.