This packet is based on the book Our Plane is Down by Doug Paton.
My students enjoyed the ruralness of the book as most students live in urban areas, books about survival in the woods is interesting to them. The book is only 90 pages and 11 chapters. I choose to read it together as a class and then created assignments to go with it.
This packet includes:
-Questions for chapter 1 (going over point of view)
- Questions for chapter 2 using the main characters senses
- Vocabulary hunt for ch 7-8
-Column questions for chapters 9-11 (students can cut out the strip of question and glue it into their reading/ELA notebook and write the answers next to the questions)
- Review questions (that can be used in a Kahoot game or other review game)
- Quiz about the book (27 questions)
- Book report template: students will create a flow map of the story (at least 15 picture), make 2 bubble maps for 2 characters, create a cause and effect diagram based on one event in the story. There is space/ Graphic organizers for students to organize their thoughts about the requirements.
-Rubric for book report
During chapters 3-6 I made sure to practice bubble maps, flow maps, and point out cause and effect scenarios. I also had them make up questions to interview one of the main characters (and answer them as the character would). This book also gave us a chance to talk about living without technology: pro's and con's. Also having students journal about what they would do in that particular situation is a good assignment.