My students acted as tour guides and taught the “visitors” how to respect the flag.
Next we started our research on the Liberty Bell. The National Park Rangers needed a documentary about the Liberty Bell. Students read, answered text dependent questions, coded the text, and took notes with partners so they could write an accurate script for their documentary.
My students used their documentary script to present their documentaries to the class. They turned out so cute!
I was able to easily assess speaking standards during each presentation using this simple checklist.
Our last National Symbol was the Bald Eagle.I had my students complete the reading, text coding, and note taking independently. I printed off differentiated text so they could all be successful. The students really loved this project. The rangers needed informational trading cards about the Bald Eagle. After we learned all about the Bald Eagle they made these cute cards informational cards and acted as tour guides. The tour guides told “visitors” facts about the Bald Eagle as they handed out the informational cards.
Students assessed their own writing for this project.
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