Reading & Writing analytically.

Much of what we know about the Pilgrims comes from the writings of William Bradford, leader in Plymouth Colony. In 1622, Bradford wrote Of Plymouth Plantation, which describes the religious devotion shown by the Pilgrims. Close-read the excerpt from Of Plymouth Plantation. Underline any evidence of the Pilgrims’ religious devotion.

“Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven, who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean, and delivered them from all the perils and miseries thereof, again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth, their proper element…  Being thus passed the vast ocean, and a sea of troubles before in their preparation, they had now no friends to welcome them, nor inns to entertain or refresh their weatherbeaten bodies, no houses or much less towns to repair to… What could not sustain them but the spirit of God and his grace?”

Let’s write an analytical sentence (or two) that explains the religious devotion shown by the Pilgrims. When writing an analytical sentence, the example you select from the reading always needs to be INTRODUCED, SHOWN and EXPLAINED. (Due at end of class.)

1. Introduce

2. Show

3. Explain


Played geography game to help us understand the five regions of Canada. Today we covered Population Density and Languages. We also recorded what we learned in our journals. (no homework)

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