Preview The River by Gary Paulsen with this PowerPoint. Give students the background knowledge they need to understand the setting of The River by Gary Paulsen. Many of my students from the South are not familiar with northern rivers and the hazards of the river environment.
This presentation introduces students to the dangers that might face someone trying to survive on a raft on a northern river. This activate prior knowledge of students who have been on rivers, which will lead to some engaging class discussion and create interest to introduce the novel.
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