I created this lesson to go along with the read aloud "Weslandia" by Paul Fleischman after we finished a unit on the characteristics of a civilization.
This file is differentiated!
It has students gather textual information from the book in order to justify whether or not they think Wesley has created his own true civilization or not. They then have to answer that question backing up their statements with evidence from the text.
There is a graphic organizer page, a page with the definitions of the 7 characteristics of a civilization (for reference), three differentiated open-ended questions, and an exit slip page.