Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A trip back in time to the California Gold Rush . . .

Now that you’ve had a tour of Coloma, what do you think? Give a review of the field trip. You may discuss any part of the trip or just a single part. A good review will state a big idea about what you think and then have several details to support that big idea. If you have more than one big idea, then you would create more than one paragraph. 

Think of all the things we did on the trip:

  • the tour of the mill, the original mill site and the discovery site

  • the outside exhibits and a discussion on gold from the park ranger

  • the hike to the monument where we saw Marshall’s cabin, the cemetery and the place where James Marshall is buried

  • a visit to the Monroe House that Pearley built in 1925

  • the gold panning

  • the tour of the Pioneer Cemetery where we saw the plot of the Monroe-Gooch family,  a soldier from the Mexican-American War and the headstones for people from all over the world

Is there a part that you like best that you’d like to write about?

Was there a part that you didn’t like that you’d like to write about?

Do you want to give an overview of the entire trip? 

Did you learn something good that you’d like to share with the world?

Those are just some ideas; you may write about any portion of the trip. This is the final blog of this trimester, so make it your best writing yet! Be sure that you check your spelling and conventions and be certain that you have said exactly what you want to tell the world. 

As always, please comment on each other’s work. Everyone likes a nice comment!

Monday, October 7, 2019

What's your favorite adventure?

Pearley Monroe certainly did have many adventures in Marci Seither's book, The Adventures of Pearley Monroe. He even realized in the final chapter that his adventures were just beginning, so there are more ahead for Pearley and the Monroe family!

Now that we have completed the book, the question for you is, what is the adventure that Pearley had in the book that you liked the best? You will get to create your first blog post around that question. In this writing, briefly tell the adventure that you liked the best. Then, take it apart and explain why you liked it the best out of all the adventures in the book. Really think hard and use your own thinking to explain why that entire adventure is the one you enjoyed the most in the book. Maybe there was a part of the plot that you liked, maybe you enjoyed the way it was written, maybe you liked the history behind it, maybe you found it to be touching, maybe you liked the message in the adventure-there are so many reasons why you can enjoy a piece of literature. Put all your ideas together in this piece and really let the readers of the world know what adventure was your favorite in the book.

Be sure to use multiple paragraphs, spell well, and check for good grammar and conventions. Once you have posted your blog, you can comment on other people's blogs, and hopefully, you will get comments on yours, too. Have fun with this, and use strong wording to let others know just how much you enjoyed Pearley's adventure!