Included in this packet are materials and resources based on the book, "The Journey: Stories of Migration." PLEASE know, that this is a supplement, and only includes materials for the excerpt in a reading series including information on the locust and the gray whale.
Included are the following:
*10 comprehension task cards based on the story
*Graphic Organizers on summary, author's purpose, sequencing, and and compare and contrast.
*4 interactive notebook pages to deepen student understanding.
There is also an interactive notebook page focusing in on multiple vocabulary words from the story.
This is a great story to use as a read aloud for your students, or if you're using a reading series in your school with this story included, this is just a great way to have your students work on some supplemental resources. AGAIN, this pack of materials is only an excerpt of the entire story, and does not include materials for the entire text.
This large-format book begins with a brief introduction to animal migration before relating 2 stories of migration: the gray whale and the locust. These are not individual journeys, but narratives relating the migratory habits of the species. Each highly illustrated chapter follows a species through a round-trip cycle of its travels, describing how and why the trip is made as well as life along the journey. Throughout the book, Rylant conveys a strong sense of the difficulties faced by the animals and an appreciation of migration as "one of the wonderful mysteries on this earth." With large print and many clear illustrations, this book would be equally effective for independent reading or sharing with a school class.
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