Kids Writing Historical Fiction: More on Mourt

Today most of the kids finished their illustrations for Mourt’s Relation using Connie and Peter Roops’ Pilgrim Voices as a source. This is a terrific book for kids which combines parts of Mourt’s Relation with William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation. The illustrations by Shelley Pritchett are excellent; they are clearly carefully researched and a great help to the children as they do their own.  After completing the illustrations, the kids scanned them onto our computer server, and then uploaded them onto (into?) individual blog posts.  Please go to our class blog where you will find links to the indvidual student blogs (on the right) and can go see these fantastic illustrations (says their slightly prejudiced teacher:).

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4 responses to “Kids Writing Historical Fiction: More on Mourt

  1. KT Horning

    Thanks, Monica. It’s interesting to see which lines the students chose to illustrate. It’s also nice to see the captions in their original archaic forms. There are some lovely turns of phrase, such as “diverse friends there dwelling.”

    Do you notice your students picking up any of the cadence of Mourt’s Relation in their writing?

    KT

    [P.S. Sorry, I posted this originally on yoru school blog so am mobving it here.]

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  2. KT, isn’t the archaic language wonderful? And, yes indeed, they love to mimic the language in their own writing Sometimes they even mimic the spelling! e.

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  3. KT Horning

    Great! I look forward to reading their own historical fiction. Thanks for sharing this process with us.

    Looks like the Pilgrims’ spelling crept into my P.S. in the entry above!

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  4. Pingback: In the Classroom: Podcasting Pilgrims « educating alice

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