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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Activity Pack → Editable files! Revised in July 2016. Are you teaching The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind? Are you scrounging for quality materials? If so, this activity pack is just for you! I’ve included 11 Lesson PowerPoints with student instructions, objectives, and activity time limits... and extremely fun lessons. Here are the highlights of this activity pack:
Prologue--Prereading Discussion and Graffiti Activity
Ch. 1-2--Small Group Presentation Assignment, Rubric, and Listening Guide
Ch. 3-4--Found Poem Activity and Vocabulary Ball Bounce
Ch. 5-6--Final Word Discussion and Role Cards
Ch. 7-8--Letter Writing Activity, Table Signs, and Role Cards
Ch. 9-10--Wind Power Fishbowl with Argument Map, Teacher Score Card, and links to Supplemental Texts
Ch. 11-12--Small Group Windmill Diagram Task, Gallery Walk, and Crossword Puzzle
Ch. 13-14--TED Talk Comparison-Contrast Activity and Bawo Game Activity
Ch. 15 and Epilogue--Mini-project, Rubric, and Listening Guide
As long as you are reading the book with the students, you won’t have to do much planning with this unit. You also won’t do much talking—I’ve structured this unit with a goal of 80% student talk and less than 20% teacher talk. You can go on “autopilot” for 11 days!