Chapters 6-9 of Theodore Taylor's The Cay include details that establish the physical layout of the cay on which Phillip and Timothy are stranded. This activity leads students through the process of collecting quotes from the novel that can be used to illustrate the island. The worksheet includes instructions, space for students to list quotes from the novel, and a gridded area where they can draw their map and space for a legend. This allows students to get practice in gathering quotes, analyzing setting, parenthetical citation, and the active reading strategy of visualization. In addition, they love the opportunity to draw and color! Teacher instructions and a list of details in the novel (Perma-Bound Avon-Camelot Edition) is included.
Mapping Theodore Taylor's The Cay by Alison Nero is licensed under a Creative Commons