your students write another biography of this interesting
Empress! A *VERY* good comprehensive site to help students
write a biography. Even includes 6 traits of effective
your students create an itinerary or brochure for an
imaginary trip to France using this web site.
Guide to Essay Writing
your students have an opinion about Josephine, her times or
the clock? Use this format to help them write a paper which
argues their point!
Onine Writing Assistant
wonderful lesson idea on writing essays. Covers four types
of essays: informational, thesis, argumentative, and
a Matter of Opinion?
ThinkQuest web site by high school students, this page
offers guides for AP/IB writing on the subject of opinion.
It has sections speaking specifically to teachers of
journalism, English, composition, history and art. The
period of French history from 1790 to 1820 is rich for this
lesson plan involves creating a situation viewed from the
point of view of 5 different characters. Use 5 different
citizens living in France during the Revolution or
Napoleon's invasion of most of Europe.
your students studying the terrifying events of the French
Revolution? If so, use this web site to have them create a
newspaper in time.
great lesson plan for writing news stories.
lesson plan uses photographs as a prompt for creative
writing. Use the photo of the clock!
are many natural symbols on the clock that can be used in
this inspirational lesson.
type of writing can be funny, but it doesn't have to. If
Josephine could have written an ode to her clock, what would
she have written?
Critical Thinking to your lesson plans
you planning on creating your own lesson plans for a writing
activity? Here are some tips on how to include Bloom's
Taxonomy or the multiple intelligences.
Academy Curricular Exchange
successful paragraphs. (Same lesson plan found here, http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/Lang_arts/Writing_comp/WCP0035.html
in case the link goes bad.) This short writing exercise
involves creating a list of student wishes. This list can
easily be related to the world that Josephine's clock came
writing activity for ESOL students involves pictorial
prompts. Use the clock!
this method to teach your students a complete research and
Research & Writing for High School
is another VERY extensive site which gives a step by step
instruction for research papers.
site provides information on teaching the writing process.
lesson plan uses pictures to connect to a state of mind, and
then to words. Pictures from France during these tumultuous
times would be fascinating.
for Writing across the curriculum. This site shows how to
integrate writing with a lot of different topics.
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