For pre-reading, students will define the words marooned and adventure in the
context of the questions. They will also view a short, easy video about Robinson
Crusoe to learn what Robinson Crusoe by Defoe is about.
When it comes time to read Robinson by Peter Sis, students will understand why
Peter, the boy in the story, wants to dress up as Robinson Crusoe for a school
costume party. When his friends laugh at him, he leaves the party, goes to sleep,
and dreams about being an adventurer on an island, just like Robinson Crusoe. I
have created a packet for students which concentrates on Reading
Comprehension Strategies. In addition, there is a Venn Diagram for students to
fill out comparing and contrasting Robinson Crusoe’s life with Peter’s. As a Post-
Reading activity, students will create a poster of their own adventurer’s island,
including the needs/resources the land will offer them in order to survive.