This is the fifth or sixth iteration of my very first interactive book project. It is designed to be used on a computer or tablet (perfect for iPads or Chromebooks!) while reading Island of the Blue Dolphins.
I teach a pull-out class for gifted students at an immersion school so the principal has asked me to focus on English literature. Since I only have my students for two hours per week, I knew I'd need something they could do independently. I've shared this with other teachers who use it in a variety of ways. One uses it with reading groups, varying between working together to complete it, providing more assistance with some groups, and just going over what students completed independently for advanced readers. Another teacher uses it with the whole class, completing some parts together and leaving some for independent work. It really can be used in a plethora of ways. This hyperlinked PDF document includes questions and activities designed to aid and deepen comprehension and spark critical thinking, all in line with Common Core. More than 25 links to websites are embedded in this document, so your students are just click away from activities, additional research, videos, and more.
Since I always have early finishers, I included many enrichment links to keep them busy. This provides the perfect platform for doing an in-depth, cross-curricular novel study combining social studies (California history, Native Americans of California), science, and language arts. Perfect for homeschoolers!