Titanic Journals Why, how, where, when?
Purpose • Creating a journal, which is historical fiction, allows the writer to understand the perspective of another. • Journals provide practice with writing in first person. • Students are able to show creativity and ability well through a journal. • If a student can write a journal from another perspective, he or she is understanding the history of the events experienced. • It is just fun!
Basic Requirements • Regular classes: 5 5 5 • Accelerated: 10 10 10 • These numbers refer to how many journal entries must be made before, during and after Titanic trip. • Journal entries can be any length, but remember: • Write enough so that I know you truly understand • Show your effort through how well you write the entries • Share what you learned through the entries
Basic Requirements • Pages must be distressed to look aged. • This will be done in class Thursday OR you may choose to do this at home, but you will still have to show the pages are ready on Thursday. • Journal pages must be hand written or typed (to look like handwriting) BEFORE distressing. • Journals may take any form you wish. • Full page size / half page size / odd shaped pages • Cover is required, and can be made or purchased • Pages must be bound…I will explain
Basic Requirements • Mementos may be added, but not required. • Little artifacts are great additions to your journal. • These make the reading very interesting…pictures! • Think ‘scrapbook.’ • Edges • You may burn the edges of your journal at home. • WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION • Do not burn off any words…careful.
Hints… • Make sure the reader can decipher your handwriting. • Make each entry its own page. • Creativity really makes someone want to read! • This should be fun…not a chore. • In 1912, people wrote a lot, since there were no TVs, computers, video games, telephones, internet, radio, CDs, DVDs, etc. • BE the person…get into him or her in your head.
Turning it in • Journals are due on Monday at the END of class. • We will bind together in class if needed. • If yours is ready Monday, I will have an extra credit assignment you will work on while we bind. • Journals must be dry, and not scented. • I will explain this one. • You may turn it in before school if it is too difficult to carry with you throughout the day. • We will move on beginning Tuesday. If you do not finish, you are on your own.