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3.3.4 Journal: Your Experiences on the Trail

U.S. History Sem 1 (S2529194)

Points possible: 20

Journal

Date: ____________

Pre­Writing
1. Who were you on the Trail of Tears? (1 point) Tennessee Rogers

2. Begin by listing your character’s experiences. If you have many, list just the four most interesting ones. (1 point) I leave my home and only able to pack what the army will allow, it is almost winter.
I have to hunt with a blowdart gun because my gun was taken away.
I have to cross the mississippi river and loved ones drown but I continue
I have reached Tahlequah, Oklahoma, many loved ones have died

3. Now, turn each of these experiences into a sentence. Don't forget to add details! (1 point) When I had to leave my home I was not allowed to take what I wanted, I was forced to take what the army allowed me to take and it is almost winter. When where now traveling and we needed food, so I had to hunt but my gun was taken, luckily I had my blowdart gun. I killed a small deer and everyone wanted a piece. We had arrived at the Mississippi River and had to cross, my cousin and grandfather had drown but I had to continue.

4. These ideas will become the body sentences of your paragraph. What is the best order for these ideas? Number them in the order you think they should go. Don't worry if you need to reword some of them. And it's O.K. to leave out an idea if it doesn't seem to fit, but you need at least three examples. (1 point) 1. I leave my home and only able to pack what the army will allow, it is almost winter.
2. I have to hunt with a blowdart gun because my gun was taken away.
3. I have to cross the mississippi river and loved ones drown but I continue
4. I have reached Tahlequah, Oklahoma, many loved ones have died

5. You need a topic sentence now. Is there a word or idea that describes all of your experiences? Maybe something like this: My experience on the Trail of Tears made

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