From the Journal of Paul Revere...

Write about your experiences, thoughts, and feelings in a multi-paragraph journal entry.

Use your imagination to enter into the action of the scenes you are describing.

Use factual details from your Virtual Midnight Ride to Lexington. Imagine the landscape and images as Paul would have seen them.... from the back of his galloping horse.

Be sure your journal entry shows your understanding of the historical events of the Midnight Ride and the real Paul Revere.

Prewrite...

Use this outline to help you plan your journal entry. You may wish to combine some of the topics, but be sure that you have at least 5 good paragraphs (an introduction, conclusion, and 3 or more subtopics).

 I.  My Name is Paul Revere (Introduction)
II.  My Mission
 III.   I Leave Boston and Cross the Charles River
 IV.   I Ride from Charlestown to Medford
 V.   I Reach Lexington
 VI.   I Am Captured
 VII.   My Thoughts on the Future (Conclusion)

 

 

How You Will Be Graded

Your writing will be graded with this 4 point rubric:

 1 Journal entry does NOT include at least five clear paragraphs (introductory, concluding and at least three main points/reasons). Needs to be organized, no clear main ideas and supporting details. Ordinary vocabulary, many mistakes in MUGS (mechanics, usage, grammar and spelling).
 2 Journal entry makes an attempt to include five or more clear paragraphs (see above). Some organization is present, but ideas need to be more clearly described. Ordinary vocabulary, some mistakes in MUGS.
 3 Journal entry has good organization in five or more clear paragraphs. Ideas are clear and easy to follow. Supporting details are mostly well described. Vocabulary includes some strong and vivid words. The writer's voice is emerging. Few mistakes in MUGS.
 4 Journal entry has excellent organization with five or more clear paragraphs. Ideas flow and are clear and easy to follow. Supporting details are well described. Strong vocabulary with vivid words. The writer's voice is strong, thoughtful and easy to identify. Very few mistakes in MUGS. This essay leaves the reader with something to think about!

 

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