Guys, this product is awesome! (Self-advertising, am I right?!) My father and then teacher wrote this epic 25- chapter tale of survival on a deserted island for my 3rd grade class when I was a youngster. (We used it in third grade, but I think it would be appropriate for 3rd through 6th grades.) He gave me permission to sell it here. He was and is a phenomenal teacher. I have only great memories of reading this story with my class.
It was individualized for our class and we were the heroes in the story. Each one of us came up with good ideas and were brave to help our classmates. In the story, we come up against many problems to solve. We have to get off a sinking plane, find food and shelter and try not to get eaten by an extremely problematic and slightly grumpy tiger.
You will need to input your own personal class details into the story- mostly names, pronouns, numbers and attention-getters you use for your class. Be prepared for a story your class will never forget.
Please note that you will need to go into each chapter and read through it before presenting it to your class. You will need to input your students' names into the story. The majority of names, pronouns and other bits that may need changing are marked with an _ (underscore).
Please note, also, there is a character in the story named Doug. He is the only fictional character in the story and for good reason. He tends to be the whiny, greedy kid. You don't want your student to be that kid, so if you do have an actual student named Doug in your class, you will need to change that name to one that is not in your class.
This story has 25 exciting chapters! You can present a chapter a week, circulate it in reading groups, or give it to the class as an entire book. We read one chapter a week as a class and loved it, but feel free to use it as you'd like.
It was fun, as a kid, to come up with what we thought might happen in the next chapter. I'm not sure it was even an assignment, just something I couldn't wait to do! (I was and am a nerd, obviously!)