October 16, 2013

Life Is An Adventure!

Last week we completed our first novel study! From beginning to end it took us about four weeks. As a whole class we read "The Cay" by Theodore Taylor, a classic adventure novel set during World War II. We worked through eight separate reading and writing skill components (see the criteria sheet link below for details on each component)...discussing, modeling, critically thinking and drafting for two weeks together as a class. Then students chose between a variety of adventure genre novels and began the process themselves. As they read, students took notes, discussed in their book groups, and did frequent checks with me for understanding. After all our drafts were complete, we began work on the final, polished poster display.

We hope you enjoy the pictures of our beautiful work. There are some examples of each component and following that a few pictures of whole boards. Make sure you notice all the special touches and details that we put into expressing our reading comprehension, writing skills and individual creativity. We hope you enjoy our hard work!



Title

Plot Map

Character Map


Setting Map

Literary Criticism

Setting written description

Grammar

Frightful-Sam's falcon from "My Side of the Mountain"

Setting Map for "My Side of the Mountain"

Character Mapping

Character Map

Plot Map

Grammar

Extra credit word search

Vocabulary Map

Literary Criticism

The moose from "Hatchet"

Theme

Vocab Word Map

Theme


Title

Grammar

Character Map

Vocabulary Map

Karana and Rontu from "Island of the Blue Dolphins"

Plot Map Events

Plot Map

Theme


Setting Description

Koby and her "stump"

Plot Map

Vocabulary Word Map

Grammar

Grammar


Setting Map


Vocabulary Word Map

Setting Map


















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