Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen Social Networking Activity
Common Core Reading Standard #3
As many of you know, social networking has become a very popular way for kids and adults to communicate with one another. So, in an effort to help connect reading to the lives of students, we created a social networking activity for this novel.
This activity contains a blank social network template page, a template page with directions, a step-by-step instructional page, and a grading rubric. For this activity, students are asked to complete several tasks. First, students are asked to write the name of the book at the top of the social networking page. After that, they are asked to draw a colorful picture about a favorite character from the story. Then, students are asked to think of at least six friends that their character would like to invite on his/her social network page (two character friends from the story that they read, two story friends from another book, one famous friend such as an athlete, actor/actress, singer, and one of their own friends).
After that, students need to think of five events that their character would want to share with his/her six friends. Students will need to write the event name and include at least 1 complete sentence about the event. For example, Heading to the lakeÂ¦ I am going fishing today with grandpa on Upper Long Lake. I'll let you know how I did later.
Masters of Disasters is a story of adventure. Would you ride Old Willard, wrestle with an elephant, or dare ride a bike off a neighbor's roof hoping to bounce off of a diving board? These are just a few of the adventures that young Reed, Henry, and Riley take on to try to become noteworthy and famous (and to attract the girls, too). So join in on the fun and enjoy the adventure with this exciting novel!
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