We started off our study of the Oregon Trail using passages from Westward Expansion Paired Texts about The Oregon Trail and Covered Wagons! We annotated the passages, and the students practiced responding to a constructed response question.
I was so excited when Lauren from The Sweetest Thing shared her Oregon Trail Reader's Theater with me! It was such a unique story, and one I knew my kids would love!
I put my kids into groups to read together. They really got into it- they started changing their accents and tone of their voice- one of my boys even turned into a deep-voiced Daddy who was not messing around! LOL!
Once they finished reading the Reader's Theater, Lauren included some awesome activities to complete, including storyboards where they had to retell the story through pictures:
They did such a great job showing the main parts of the play!
One of the projects my students complete during our Westward Expansion Unit is an ABC Book. Here are two of my kiddos' entries for Covered Wagons, Oregon Trail, and Pioneers:
I had to show you this one because the illustration was just too funny.
The driver is saying, "OMG! You guys are so slow!"
And the ox says, "He-he!"
If you want to see and read more about these ABC Books--and snag some freebies--check out my post TOMORROW over on our NEW Collaborative Blog, The Primary Peach! And while you're there, make sure to enter our HUGE Launch Giveaway!
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