Focuses on four different Chris Van Allsburg books- The Wretched Stone, The Wreck of the Zephyr, The Sweetest Fig, and The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. For each book there is a vocabulary activity and at least two other activities. Most activities focus on RL3.3 analyzing how the character's actions contribute to the story. Many of the activities focus on cause and effect or inferring character traits. Two culminating notebook activities are included that focus on RL3.9.
**PLEASE NOTE** These are not lesson plans for the books; they are designed to be supplemental activities that reinforce your teaching of the books.
Key words: Author study, Chris Van Allsburg, Interactive Notebook