This mini-unit addresses the TEKS for 4th grade social studies.
Students write from the perspective of being at the battle and writing "Dear Mama," postcards armed with facts from the Texas battle or event laced with "voice" by using words with Texas Twange!
Included in the mini-unit:
-72 Texas slang words with definitions on anchor charts
-6 planning sheets to organize information prior to writing the postcard
-Teacher notes to aid in planning
-Color and blackline masters included
-1 rubric for assessing postcards
-1 anchor chart showing post card example and criteria
-pictures of student work
Battle of Gonzales
Battle of the Alamo
Battle of San Jacinto
This mini-unit creates a meaningful, authentic, and downright fun way for students to learn about the battles and events that made Texas, Texas!