-Posters and Cover Pages
-Use these pages to introduce the C’s of Survival. You may consider using all sorts of research materials from online resources or print materials. Initially, I would have students complete this chart/graphic organizer with their own knowledge and then add in research materials. There are many online videos about wilderness survival.
-These sheets are critical for developing background knowledge. There are many wilderness survival stories available, however, most students have little to no experience even being in the wilderness. By using this graphic organizer to introduce a survival unit or piece of literature, it will help students to clearly see why characters in their survival novels or nonfiction pieces either struggled or were successful.
-These pages will be an ongoing project for students while reading a survival themed story. If pages 5-6 are completed and understood, students will have much success with pages 7-8.
-This page could also be used as part of a final assessment.
-This is a list of survival based books to be used to build a unit, guided reading groups, or literature circles.
-The books on this list include both fiction and nonfiction in a variety of reading levels. Book selections also have both male and female protagonists.
The 10 C's Of Survivability. (2014, June 30). Retrieved September 15, 2017, from http://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/survive-with-these-5-10-cs-of-survivability/
Long, D. (2011). Survivor kid: a practical guide to wilderness survival. Chicago: Chicago Review Press.
Whitefeather, W. (1997). Willy Whitefeather’s outdoor survival handbook for kids. Boulder, CO: Court Wayne Press.
Use as part of your assessment cycle of pretesting, checking for understanding or posttesting.
Use as part of literacy, reading, science, social studies or writing centers.
Use as part of carousel reports.
Assign specific students or specific groups particular columns, boxes, or rows and then share those with other students or groups.
Cut apart the document on the lines and use as a game board. Photographs can be made of these for record keeping and sharing purposes. This can also be sent home as a review, communication, and sharing tool.
Print on cardstock and laminate. This allows the document to be used repeatedly by writing on it with dry erase or wet erase markers. Photographs or photocopies can be made of these for record keeping and sharing purposes.
Use as part of interactive notebooks. Print size may need to be reduced or enlarged depending on the size of notebooks being used.
Print each sheet/set of sheets on a different color to easily distinguish it from the others or to assign students to pick up a specific sheet based on needs and preferences.