This Road Trip Journal is a follow-up activity for the novel Missing May by Cynthia Rylant. Students summarize important events in the novel as they write and illustrate key points from the story in the form of journal entries.
Included is a direction sheet for students and eight journal pages, arranged two per sheet. Students use a combination of writing, in whatever format they choose, and drawing to complete each journal page as they think Summer, the main character in Missing May would have done.
The eight pages are:
- Title page
- Cletus's idea and planning the trip
- Visiting the Underwoods
- In the car, on the way to Pastor Young's churchNovel Studies.
- At Pastor Young's church
- On the road, traveling back home
- At the state capitol
- Back home
This activity supports Reading: Literature standards, particularly extended reading and summarizing, and well as Writing standards.
For the complete noel study, see: Missing May Novel Study.
For novel studies and free activities for other great middle grade novels, see: Novel Studies.
From Classroom in the Middle