Writing Initiative


Grade 5 Student Writing Folder Alignment to Saugus Iron Works Project-based Unit Tasks
Task

Introduction

Colonial Times

Rocks & Minerals

Simple Machines

1
Located the Saugus Iron Works.
Answered (4) questions on why colonists came to New World.
Found gabbro.
Found a definition for simple machines.
2
Prepared student SIW passport.
Researched Plimoth Plantation website.
Prepared backpack. Checked websites for tools and equipment.
Researched simple machines in detail.
3
Collected first passport stamp.
Completed comparison chart of your life to colonial child's life.
Researched the rock cycle and the (3) types of rock.
Completed the graphic organizer including details about the simple machines.
4
Read or listened to Elizabeth's and Samuel's letter.
Completed comparison booklet with text and illustrations.
Graphic organizer, three types of rock completed.
Checked information accuracy. Did you check your facts?
5
Found the ingredients for making iron.
Read about the Ironworker's dinner.
Researched what tools are needed for mineral testing.
Created an ad or pamphlet using persuasive language.
6
Found (3) important Saugus Iron Works buildings.
Investigated the colonial games websites.
Repacked your backpack with (6) mineral tools.
Identified (5) simple machines from SIW photos.
7
Quick Fact sheet completed.
Recognize (4) natural resources needed for an iron works.
Researched minerals and applied field tests for identification.
Created compound machine with at least (2) simple machines. Labeled diagram, explained machines function.
8
Read essays; Step backward in Time and The First Iron Works.
Wrote, My Daily Journal - a realistic account of your day.
Completed (3) mineral profile sheets.
Created a waterwheel or taken review quiz.
9
Wrote a brief summary of the Iron Works.
Wrote, My Daily Journal - a realistic account of your day.
Designed mineral reference page for class mineral reference book.
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10
Added details to summary essay.
Wrote iron works job application.
Wrote autobiography of a rock person.
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11
Designed and wrote postcard to England.
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Created 3D rock person.
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