Name: Date: Period/Class: Mr. Martin-

Mr. Martin--English
Puritan Literature
What was life like for the Puritans?
Why we are doing this: In order to fully understand the writings of the Puritan, we must
first know about the Puritans as people. Instead of watching a video or reading a simple
handout, you are going to find out about the Puritans for yourself.
Students will: -CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1a Come to discussions prepared,
having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that
preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or
issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of
information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively)
as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine
and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately
through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
What you will do:
-In groups of 3-4, you will become an expert of one aspect of Puritan Life and
show your expertise in a gallery viewing.
In each group, you will:
Decide on a topic for each member: Puritan Fashion, Puritan Religion, Why
Puritans came over, Puritan Gender Roles, Puritans in Connecticut. Topic you
want to research? See me about it.
Research your topic: You are to complete your research on your phone/internetenabled device. This is to be completed using three trusted sites (no wikipedia
or blogs).
Take Notes: In order to understand your research, you will create notes either by
putting notes in your own words (paraphrasing) or by using quotes. Also, all
students will write down citation information needed to create a MLA Works Cited
CITATION FORMAT: Editor/Author (If available). Name of Site. Version Number
(if available). Name of sponsor or publisher, date of website creation (if
available). Medium of Publication. Access Date.
Write your report: Using your notes, you will write an organized article that
explains your topic for the rest of the group. This will be read by the rest of the
Revise your report: In your groups, you will revise your report using the writer’s
workshop format. Completed conferencing sheets must be submitted.
Drafting: After conferencing, each student will revise their work to a polished final
Gallery Viewing: Each member of the group will post their article around our
classroom along with the gallery comments sheet. Students will travel and read
the work of their classmates and write on their comments form with ten things
that they have learned about the Puritans through reading their classmate’s work.
Three notes pages with sources are due:
Rough Draft of Report is due:
Final Draft is due: