This study guide includes activities for each section of reading in the fiction book Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French.
Includes student sheets, keys, and grading rubrics. Each activity covers 4 chapters in the book.
Chapters 1-4: Students use a graphic organizer to describe the characters in the story. Students use another graphic organizer to gather information about Julian and Robin. Students then write a paragraph comparing and contrasting Julian and Robin.
Chapters 5-8: Students read and reflect on the story. Students write a story of their own.
Chapters 9-12: Students use the graphic organizer to describe Robin’s family. Students write about a skill they have learned.
Chapters 13-16: Students research a plant or animal of the redwoods and create a poster.
Chapters 17-20: Students use the graphic organizer to gather information about Julian’s relationships with Daphne and Popo. Students write an essay describing Julian’s relationship with one of these women.
Chapters 21-25: Students study some of the verbs the author uses for walk. Students write sentences of their own using these synonyms of walk.
Chapters 26-30: Students describe a moment in time. Students also learn about adages used in the book and in their own lives.
Before reading this fiction book, students read articles from newspapers, magazines, and the internet about the redwoods. Following this book, students read a children’s version of John Muir’s autobiography.
Common Core Standards W.1, W.7, RL.4