Pedro's Journal Hyperlinked PDF

Ms Cookie
Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Zip (14 pages)
  • Internet Activities
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The Teacher-Author has indicated that this resource can be used for device-based learning.


This hyperlinked PDF is designed to be used on a computer or tablet (perfect for iPads or Chromebooks) while reading Pedro’s Journal. Questions and activities have been developed to aid and deepen comprehension and spark critical thinking—all in line with Common Core. More than 20 links are embedded in this PDF document so your students are just click away from activities, additional research, non-fiction texts, videos, games, and more. This project can be used individually or as a class; use all or part of it; ideal for early finishers and homeschoolers. This is also an excellent resource for distance learning and can easily be adapted to a digital notebook format instead of a paper one as described in the directions.

This provides the perfect platform for doing an in-depth, cross-curricular novel study combining language arts with social studies and even science: history of the Americas, explorers, Columbus, the effect of colonization on native peoples, figurative language, character study, vocabulary, displacement, animal study, motion sickness, geography, shooting stars, early nautical navigation, Viking and other alternative ideas on who “discovered” America first, and more!

Total Pages
14 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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