The students will be turning in their first written response in essay form on Friday, October 5, 2012. We looked at this article (click here) and filled in a graphic organizer with three main ideas (illnesses/diseases, trade, slavery) and supporting details. Each student should come home with all the information filled out in their graphic organizer to write their essays responding to the question: How did American Indian life change after the arrival of the Eur.
I recommend having your fourth grader work a little bit on this assignment each night. Students have three nights to do it...maybe write out a rough draft tonight and tomorrow night and then type up a final copy on Thursday night? We'll discuss ways of breaking up a larger assignment in class today.
Mrs. Ana Rhyne
I teach 4th grade math and science at Weatherstone Elementary School. I graduated from Meredith College with a BA in Spanish and K-6 licensure.