Writing Through The Decades

Schoolwide Writing Initiative

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are so excited to announce our schoolwide writing project, Writing Through The Decades! The whole school will be learning about a different decade each month. During the month of January, students are being asked to research and write about the 1950s. The goal of this school wide writing initiative is to strengthen the students’ writing skills while inspiring then to learn about the past.

This project is to be completed at home, however students may use the computer lab and library to find ideas, facts or images. Below are some guidelines and research topics for this project. Students may research and write about any of these topics or an idea of their own about the 1950s. Students may also compare one of these topics to today (examples: rock and roll vs. hip hop or Polaroid cameras vs. digital cameras).

We have put together some resources, information and ideas to help the students complete this project. This information about the 1950s, graphic organizers and writing paper that may be helpful can be found on our school website, www.ps36x.org. Students may base their writing and artwork on their own research and ideas, as well.

It is our hope that this will be a fun and interesting learning experience for all. The due date for this project is January 31, 2017. If you have any questions please see Ms. Kenney, Mr. Tenaglia (Mr. T) or Ms. Procario.

Educationally Yours,

Ms. Maresca, Principal

Project Guidelines

Writing

  • Grades K-1
  • 1-3 complete sentences
  • Grades 2-3
  • 1-2 paragraphs
  • Grades 4-5
  • 3-5 paragraphs

Illustrations

  • (original artwork or images from the internet)

Research Topics

  • Famous People of the 1950s
  • Fashion/Hairstyles of the 1950s
  • Music/TV of the 1950s
  • Inventions/Products of the 1950s
  • Games/Toys of the 1950s
  • Economy of the 1950s

Resources & Additional Information

Overview of the 1950s.pdf  

Facts and Figures of the 1950s.pdf  

New to the Fifties.pdf 

Toys of the Fifties.pdf 

T Chart.pdf  

Idea Web.pdf 

 Lined Paper.pdf 

 Lined Writing Paper Primary.pdf  

 

 

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