Jack writes letters to his guardian, Aunt Arabella, throughout the novel. The kids get a chance to write from their perspective. From Jack’s point of view the students will summarize the major events in the story. From Aunt Arabella’s point of view they will get to make inferences based on what they know about her from Jack and Praiseworthy.
The story starts off in Boston with Jack and Praiseworthy on the Lady Wilma (a boat). They are stowaways because somebody pick-pocketed their savings. They have a few more bumps on their journey south. The kids can record their problems on the t-chart, and track the solutions. On the map, they will trace their journey and note major events along the way. They will have a chance to practice summarizing on the beginning, middle and end wheel as well as draw a picture of their favorite part, or the story’s climax.
By this time of the year my kiddos are experts at not only identifying but also proving character traits. Here they can share what they know about Praiseworthy and Jack.
I made a similar flip book with Island of the Blue Dolphins. There are so many ways to use this product! You can assign each table group a set and then lace them together to make a giant quilt. Or, you can layer them on top of each other, bind them and hang them with a paper clip so that people can lift and see all the pages in side. I even had one customer say that they used it in their ELA interactive notebooks!