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Paul Revere's Ride

The students are coming! The students are coming! Debunk common myths and teach your students about Paul Revere's ride with this lesson plan that lets students finish their own graphic novels.
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Students will learn about Paul Revere's midnight ride.

(7 minutes)
Paul RevereThe True Story of Paul RevereThe Midnight RidePaul Revere
  • Ask students what they already know about Paul Revere's ride.
  • Review Paul Revere's midnight ride using facts the class brought up as well as other facts you find important.
(25 minutes)
  • Read the poem Paul Revere's RideOn the document camera.
  • Write in the margins as you read through the poem, marking important phrases or unusual words.
  • Define new vocabulary words and summarize phrases in the margins.
  • Instruct students to copy your notes and to mark up their own page.
(15 minutes)
  • Hand out the graphic novel.
  • Display the graphic novel on the document camera.
  • Fill in as much of the graphic novel as you feel is necessary for your class to understand how to do it.
  • Demonstrate how to use the poem to help fill in the blanks.
(30 minutes)
  • Allow students to work independently or with partners on the graphic novel.
  • Hand out any additional information about the midnight ride you may have.
  • Enrichment:Have students write their own midnight ride poem.
  • Support:Fill in some of the speech bubbles to help guide students.
(10 minutes)
  • Work with students and support struggling students.
  • Collect graphic organizers to check for correctness.
(3 minutes)
  • Share example results on the document camera.

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