"A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park - chapter activities packet that corresponds with NYS CCLS Module 1; Unit 1 for grade 7.
This is a printable packet to correspond with the novel, "A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park. It is a PDF file ready to print and use. Please see the details below:
Page 1: Cover
Page 2: Graphic organizer: Used to follow the characters through their journey in the novel. It is based off Jim Burke’s idea of character orientation, their challenges that lead to a disorientation, and a conclusion where their new orientation is discovered.
Page 3 & 4: Chapter 1 & 2 questions from Nya's story and Salva's story. The questions force the students to look at text excerpts and then use a detail from the text to contribute to each character's identity.
Page 5: Chapter 3 & 4 questions primarily focusing on each character's development.
Page 6: "Split Screen" . This activity asks students to illustrate and explain the big ideas presented in the text so far.
Page 7: Chapter 5 & 6 character development. Students are asked to pose a question for Salva and Nya and add to the "Orientation" worksheet.
Page 8: 4-2-1 Summary Strategy. Students choose four important ideas from Chapters 1-6. Then, with a partner, they choose from those four, the two most important ideas. Finally deciding on the most important detail thus far in the text.
Pages 9 & 10: Chapter 7 & 8 vocabulary development and using "Window Notes" as a strategy for review in a graphic organizer.
Page 11: Theme - students are asked to describe the theme of hard work by finding relevant text based details, explaining the text and then making the inference about how the text answers the question.
Pages 12 & 13: Chapters 9-11 questions about each character.
Page 14: Graphic organizer illustrating the three primary themes: Overcoming hardship and adversity, Fear and Hard work and perseverance.
Page 15: Salva and Nya's stories.
Page 16: Front to Front, Back to Back questions