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The Cay - Characterization Timeline

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
Formats Included
  • PDF
3 pages


This activity asks students to chart the changes that the character Phillip in the novel, The Cay, undergoes throughout the course of the story. A timeline with specific story points is provided, and students are asked to write and draw to illustrate the changes in his character as he changes from a young boy to a mature young man in the short time span of the story.

Included are one worksheet and an answer key.

Also, see The Cay Novel Study.

For additional novel studies and novel activities, see Novel Study Assignments.

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Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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