This popular historical fiction novel follows the journey of Christopher Columbus. This 23 page novel study focuses on great words that make for good historical fiction, has students working on making inferences from passages AND also combines the excitement of Google Earth to help them understand the natural world that Columbus was exploring! This extended novel study fully incorporates my popular freebie called "GOOGLE EARTH -- The First Voyage of Christopher Columbus."
Eight great discussion questions round out the entire novel study and would be perfect for small discussion groups in a classroom or a book club.
If you are looking for a novel study that can meet the needs of students with NWEA MAP Assessment RIT scores 190-200, 201-210, or 211-220, this is the lesson for you. I specifically created it for students who have these RIT scores.