The 4th Grade Pilgrim Project Blogs

posted Apr 29, 2011, 6:58 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 23, 2011, 12:48 PM ]
The fourth grade classes recently completed an online project where each student blogged from the perspective of a character in the books they were reading.  Students chose characters from Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets, Massachusetts - Rhode Island, 1653, The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce, The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620 and wrote diary entries from those characters' perspectives as blog posts.

After completing their posts, students were assigned blogging partners, and commented on characters from other stories comparing and contrasting elements of their story and time period with their partners'.  Those who were talking to characters from the past, would talk about cause and effect, and give advice based on their characters' experiences.   

Their final assignment was to reflect on the differences between blogs and diaries.  Students wrote about issues around the respective technologies, privacy and personal reflection itself.  Interesting stuff! 

Check out their Pilgrim Project Website to read all of the entries!