Writing Assignment Description:
Sixth-grade students at Friends Academy in Dartmouth, Massachusetts created historical fiction pieces as a culmination of writing and history learning. Supported by models, critique, and multiple drafts or work, students crafted stories with the aspiration of being historically accurate and informational; appropriate in historical tone; and compelling to read. They were influenced by the study of primary and secondary source historical documents, and by historically rich literature.
How This Writing Can Be Useful:
- Shows how historical fiction can bring history alive
- Historically accurate fictional narrative built from realistic character’s perspective
- Excellent example of setting a scene with rich details
Common Core State Standards
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