Paddle-to-the-Sea Great Lakes Novel Study Unit with Templates & Maps

Brenda Kovich
Grade Levels
4th - 6th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Activity
10 pages
Share this resource
Brenda Kovich
Easel Activity Included
This resource includes a ready-to-use interactive activity students can complete on any device. Easel by TpT is free to use! Learn more.

Also included in

  1. This comprehensive bundle includes everything you need to teach geography, science, and ELA related to the Great Lakes. Pick and choose - - - or use it all! Open the preview to get a better look at the components. To support classroom, hybrid, and distance learning, materials are available as printa
    Save $5.00


Use this set of templates and maps with Paddle-to-the-Sea, a picture book set in the Great Lakes. Each two-page spread of the Caldecott Honor Book features black and white drawings, a full-page watercolor painting, and descriptive text with plenty of figurative language.

What's Included in This Unit:

  • Figurative language reference sheet - simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia
  • Template 1 - what happened, figurative language, location
  • Template 2 - what happened, media analysis, location
  • Template 3 - figurative language, media analysis, location
  • Map 1 - lakes only (not labeled)
  • Map 2 - lakes and states/provinces (not labeled)
  • Map 3 - lakes (labeled) and states/provinces (not labeled)
  • Map 4 - lakes and states/provinces (all labeled)
  • Link to supporting website

To support classroom, hybrid, or distance learning, resources in this novel study are included as printable PDFs or interactive Easel Activities.

Open the preview to take a peek at all pages.

Enjoy Teaching!

Brenda Kovich

Would you like to be notified when I post new materials? Just follow me on TpT!

Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up