The Revolutionaries

Texting or Tweeting Darnay

Work Time

During the days of the French Revolution, there were no telephones, cell phones, or computers. In order to get word to Darnay, Gabelle had to write a long letter.

Today, Gabelle would want to send word as quickly as possible. He would send a text or a Tweet. With that in mind, do the following.

  • Imagine that Gabelle can tweet or text his message to Darnay. Review carefully what Gabelle needs to say.
  • In 140 characters maximum, write out Gabelle’s message.
  • Share your message with your partner.
  • From your two versions, create a collaborative version of Gabelle’s message.

Open Notebook

When it is your turn, share your message with the whole class.