This novel study is based on the novel Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen. It has great before, during, and after reading activities. It is aligned to the 3rd grade ELA Common Core, but could be easily adapted to multiple grade levels. Reading skills and strategies are incorporated throughout the unit including: cause and effect, referencing text and illustrations, making inferences, point of view, dictionary and vocabulary skills, compare and contrast, and research skills.
Before Reading Activities include:
making predictions about the story, using dictionary and vocabulary skills
During Reading Activities include:
reading the story and referencing the text/illustrations to answer the questions, short answer response questions, multiple choice questions
After Reading Activities include:
group discussion questions (can be turned into short response questions for students), a research project about modern day pilgrims