WRITING 5/4-5/10

This week you will be doing a few activities.

1st – you will be creating a representation of “your president” this can be done in a number of ways. You will use materials available to you to create a colored drawing, painting, sculpture, clay figurine, 2 liter bottle portrayal, egg-head portrayal, Lego creation (just to name a few choices). Pay attention to who your president was. Example, if they wore glasses, used a cane, had white hair, was always with their dog, etc. These things should be included in your representation (when I did this report, I chose to represent my president on a horse, because he was part of the Rough Riders – just to give you an example).

Representation: Worth 20 points
     1.  This should have the face of the president (styrofoam ball works great)
     2.  It should be dressed as the person (cloth, doll clothes, or paper)
     3.  It should also have some sort of prop that represents why their person is famous.  For example:  Thomas Jefferson might be holding a paper to represent the Declaration of Independence.
     4.  If dressing up a 2-liter bottle, it works best if you fill the bottle with water, sand, pasta, or beans prior to dressing it up.
     5.  Craft glue or a hot glue gun works best.  FYI -School glue does not hold.
     6.  The student should be the one to construct the president representation. Parents may help hold, cut, glue, etc., but it should be the student’s own work.

2nd – you are going to ensure that you have your 25 GOOD facts for your president and that they are typed up on a google doc (you will need this next week).

3rd – you will revise your draft this week. Ask an older sibling or parent to look over your work. Ensure that it flows. Below is an example to help you with your hook and introduction. Your FINAL copy is due 5/17. DO NOT PUT THIS OFF!

EXAMPLE OF A HOOK AND INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH: American presidents are unlike other heads of state. Their lives and actions in office affect far more than just our country. Many strong, intelligent, brave men have been the president of our country.  The men who have occupied this high office have helped shape the destiny of the world.

HELP STRUCTURING YOUR BODY PARAGRAPHS FOR YOUR PAPER: Required Information Paragraph 1 – Early Life -Birthplace -Date of Birth -Parents’ names and occupation -Family – siblings, aunts, uncles, or cousins -Education -Important Events -Career -Personal Life Paragraph 2 Presidency -Political Life -Years in Office -Political Party -Vice President -Important Events -Famous People of the Time -Picture as the President Paragraph 3 – Later Years -Place of Residence -Place of Library -Activities -Date -Remembered for…

Here are links to sites to look up more information on your president. Read up for additional help! https://www.ducksters.com/biography/uspresidents/ http://www.usa4kids.com/presidents/Presidents.html and http://www.fun-facts.org.uk/american-presidents/american-presidents.htm

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