This gallery walk (also known as a walkabout) is an excellent post-reading novel study activity, and it's the newest addition to my Blood on the River novel unit.
If you want to spark some rich class discussion after reading this novel, print the eight question posters and stick them on giant posters around the room (alternately, I often use chalkboard space and my interactive whiteboard). Group students and let them visit each question station, read what others have written, and write their own answers. When everyone has been around to each question, I go through each set of answers together and let the kids discuss why each item was written. So often the students think of things I would never have considered!
I have also included a worksheet, which can be used to prepare students with pre-thought-out answers before they do the gallery walk; or it can be a follow-up activity to help them process all the ideas they've discussed.
The questions cover plot details about life in England, Jamestown, Werowocomoco, and the Susan Constant, as well as comparing Samuel to other characters and analyzing the lessons he learns during the story.
You will love the creative and thought-prooking results you get from this activity!
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This resource is part of my Blood on the River Novel Unit!
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