Chapter One of the “Vacation Project” due!

It’s due tomorrow.

This week students learned how to take notes and organize them.  Then they learned how to turn point-form notes into paragraphs that had a beginning sentence, supporting sentences and a “clincher” or ending sentence.

Using the multitude of book resources from the public library and some time on the internet, students were given at least an hour a day to build their chapter.  Students who finished their chapter drafts quickly enough had them proofread by the teacher.

The students have been told that:
– The good copy of Chapter One should be at least four single-spaced pages long.
– It should include the sub-topics: Introduction, Resources, People, Plants and Animals, Physical Features, Climate and History (and more if students want).
– It should be titled “Chapter One – Description”. E sub-topic should have a heading.
– There is no need for a cover (yet!).

Students have  a choice on how to present their project:
* Rough copy: handwritten – Good copy printed or typed (by the student)
* Rough copy: handwritten – Good copy handwritten
* Rough copy: printed – Good copy handwritten
(The idea here is to balance the need for some some pragmatic handwriting practice with the work of doing all that hand writing.)

THE NEXT DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY:
DUE Wednesday: Chapter Two – The Vacation itinerary

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