This unique package includes 9 Westward Expansion writing prompts to display on your interactive whiteboard and writing paper. These prompts provide opportunities for students to write advertisements, narratives, opinion pieces, and explanatory pieces. The variety keeps students engaged and excited about writing in social studies. This integrated approach is meant to allow students opportunities to explore history from different perspectives and through different writing styles. You could provide a mini-lesson prior to displaying each prompt to demonstrate the characteristics of different writing genres.
I would have students write rough drafts in notebooks prior to completing final drafts. Writing stationary is included for final draft writing! Display their work, allow for presentation days, and/or keep writing in writing portfolios! This simple approach to writing in social studies will result in powerful comprehension of history through reading, writing, listening, and speaking!
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