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Colonial Times-Communication, Transportation, Recreation: Writing Center (Communication)

Phase: Gather

Academic Vocabulary

Throughout the unit, record academic vocabulary on chart paper or a Google document and refer back to it.

  • communication
  • Colonial times
  • quill pen
  • ink
  • inkwell

Academic Vocabulary

Throughout the unit, record academic vocabulary on chart paper or a Google document and refer back to it.

Use "word sprinkles" at centers to reinforce vocabulary.

English    Español
quill pen pluma fuente
inkwell tintero
ink tinta
communication comunicación
Colonial times época colonial

Resources

Resources

  • feathers
  • powdered ink or tempra paint
  • container for ink
  • paper
  • handi-wipes/paper towels
  • soap & water for clean up
  • paper to cover table
  • optional: old painting shirts to cover students' clothing

Additional Resources:

  • flipped video that demonstrates center
  • History journals
  • pencils
  • source strips (to document sources)
  • "Word Sprinkles" to reinforce academic vocabulary

To Do

Protect the work area in case of spills.

Feathers- cut tip at an angle

Writing Center Video

Video link: http://bit.ly/10POPPE

Sample Center- School House- Writing (Communication)

Writing Center

Cut the feather tip at an angle

Non-toxic ink powder; note: does stain (reproduction)

Tempra paint- cleans up with soap & water

pen and ink set (reproduction)

Writing ABCs

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