This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence.
ABOUT THE NOVEL:
Less than 48 hours after twelve-year-old Chris casts off on a trip to sail down the Alaskan coast with his uncle, their boat sinks. The only survivors are Chris and a boy named Frank, who hates Chris immediately. Chris and Frank have no radio, no flares, no food. Suddenly, they've got to find a way to forage, fish and scavenge supplies from the shore. Chris likes the company of a curious friendly raven more than he likes the prickly Frank. But the boys have to get along if they want to survive.
Because as the days get colder, and the salmon migration ends, survival will take more than sheer force of will. There in the wilderness of Kodiak, they discover a bond they didn't expect, and through it, the compassion and teamwork that might truly be the path to rescue.
ABOUT THE RESOURCE:
Designed in alignment with the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s reading objectives for Year 6, the pack includes: Chapter Summaries
, Comprehension Questions
, Digging Deeper Opportunities
(includes character studies and plot studies), Creative Writing Tasks
, and Non-Fiction Tasks
related to content of the novel (tide, Alaska, northern lights, salmon, ravens, Marconi, wolves, Grizzly bears, tsunami, sailing).
This pack also includes a STEAM activity for children to research different survival needs (shelter, food gathering, water collection) before designing a and making a prototype.
Resource is provided as a PDF but a digital copy of the pack is available for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw available with download.
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