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Teach or review reading skills, including vocabulary in context, characterization, conflict, theme, and text evidence, with these novel study activities for The Cay by Theodore Taylor! This set of skill-based novel activities includes the following resources:
-Anticipation guide for making predictions and discussing theme before reading
-2 vocabulary lists (16 words from the novel)
-2 vocabulary activities for using words in context
-Characterization worksheet for Timothy using text evidence, plus a blank version for any character
-Types of conflict worksheet with examples
-Theme graphic organizer with examples for text evidence, plus a blank version for students to identify their own themes
-Paragraph and essay writing activities for theme
-RAFT writing project, including rubric
(Answer keys are included for vocabulary and conflict activities)
The Cay is such a high-interest, engaging novel for middle school students! I hope your students enjoy these reading skill activities as much as mine have!