The genre is biographical fiction. Biographical fiction is a story containing facts about a person’s life which is based on careful research and presented in dramatic episodes that usually include fictionalized conversation.
“The discovery of the Titanic has caused great controversy and has divided many people. Some feel that the wreck of the Titanic should be explored while others believe that the ship should be left undisturbed. There are countless opinions on what should be done with the ship…”
Click here to read several viewpoints on what should (or should not) be done with the Titanic.
This week, we have been reading a story about a journey from Japan to California. Click on our post Resources for “Grandfather’s Journey” to learn more about the story and our learning activities around it.
Our writing assignment this week is to compose an original haiku poem. Haiku is a non-rhyming type of poetry from the Japanese culture. Haiku poets write about everyday things. Many themes include nature, feelings, or experiences.
This week, our students will write traditional haiku. We will then share our haiku in a class Haiku Exhibit and Competition. We will vote for our favorite haiku poem. Please stay tuned…