This novel study for Journey includes chapter questions, a before reading activity, key idea and details activities, context clue vocabulary activities, inferencing activities, a follow-up performance task, writing prompts, and a card game for review. Questions are text dependent and written specifically for this novel.
There are eight pages of chapter questions for this novel, Journey by Patricia MacLachlan. Each page has main idea and detail questions, context clue questions, and inferencing questions with space for students' answers. These can be used for interactive notebook pages or for chapter assessments of these important reading skills.
The three key idea and details activities include:
- A Character Map for Journey
- Picturing the Settings
- Making a Timeline
The two context clue and language pages are about finding and using context clues and story vocabulary.
The three inferencing activities include:
- Inferences from Quotes and Images
- Inferring Character Traits
- Inferring Themes
The performance task is a small group project about the history of photography.
There are two writing prompts - one narrative and one descriptive.
The I Have . . .Who Has . . ? game is a fun whole class activity for reviewing details from the novel after reading.
The Easel Activity is ready to use with answer boxes for student responses. It includes all of the chapter questions and activity sheets. The printable card game and the directions for the performance tasks are located in the PDF file.
This novel study supports a number of the Reading: Literature standards, especially those involving using text-based evidence, determining main ideas and details, using context clues, and making inferences.
From Classroom in the Middle