The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Part 1 Activity Bundle
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This is a very comprehensive bundle of instructional resources and activities related to Part 1 of the novel, The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway. The novel is not written in chapters so I have broken it into 7 parts. Part one is about the first 20 pages of the short story until the old man goes fishing. This unit was designed to give the teacher choice. It includes,
1) An active reading Scavenger Hunt for Information
This is a 35 question active reading scavenger hunt where students actively hunt for information and analyze the text while they read the story. It also engages the students by enhancing enjoyment, and understanding. It focuses on important events and twists in plot, vocabulary, and conflicts and also highlights important examples of figurative language found in the story. My scavenger hunts are always a hit with my high school kids. Answer sheets are included. I have also provided Word and PDF versions of these activities.
2) A Word Detective/Word Attack vocabulary activity.
This is a word detective-word attack and close reading Vocabulary Activity. Your students act as vocabulary detectives and use their word attack skills to determine the meaning of each new word in context. First students read actual passages and dialogues from the story and use contextual clues to determine the meaning and part of speech of each new word. They must provide at least one synonym for each new word. Then they use a thesaurus or dictionary to check their comprehension and find more synonyms for each word. . Answer sheets as well as PDF and Word versions are included.
3) The Old Man and the Sea Part 1 Crossword Puzzle
This is a challenging and comprehensive crossword puzzle related to the characters, events and vocabulary in part 1 of the classic novel, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. It covers the first 20 pages of the story (pages 9-29), just before the old man goes fishing.
I have mixed up the clues in two versions to prevent your students from copying each others work. I have included both the crossword weaver and PDF versions of both puzzles as well as answer puzzles. It is very comprehensive and a great assessment activity
I have also included the crossword clues to make it easier to edit and recreate your own puzzle.
4) The Old Man and the Sea Figurative Language Workshop, Worksheet, and quiz.
This includes a figurative language workshop which teaches your students the concepts of figurative language such as simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, oxymoron, and synecdoche. It also has a 20 question figurative language quiz and worksheet using the actual text of the story with an answer sheet included.
I don’t think that you will find a more comprehensive and fun bundle for this story anywhere.
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