A complete resource unit written by Dawn Igaz for a contemporary novel by Priscilla Cummings. Red Kayak is a story that will engage the middle school student with current issues, concerns, and emotions. This resource unit includes journal writing ideas, prereading activities, thorough comprehension menus for all chapters, crossword puzzles, post reading activities, reviews and a final test. Red Kayak is a suspenseful novel that draws in young adults from the first page. Many of the activities provide the teacher with applications and lessons that appeal to all learning styles.
Dawn Igaz is currently writing resources for contemporary literary that goes from middle school through high school. Look for lesson plans, writing activities, literature teaching tools, engaging hands on activities, cooperative group activities, and more.
Coming soon will be more resource units that captivate secondary students by embracing contemporary works of literary and translating them using classical references. Modernism and Beyond: Teaching Modern Literature in a Classical Classroom.