This literature study is a companion to the book: Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling Clancy Holling, which is a wonderful book that teaches kids about the Great Lakes area and all the amazing business, cities, and sites that lie around the Great Lakes during the early 1900's! The journey is seen through the eyes of Paddle, a little hand-carved wooden Indian in a canoe. As you journey with Paddle you will fall in love with this story and cheer him on as he travels to the ocean!
The literature study is a 35 page ebook for children - grade levels 4 to 6.
This study is meant to help children follow what happens to Paddle and record what Paddle passes while he takes his long journey. As you read the book, you will discuss the areas he is in, the how long it took him to get there, and what season it is.
Then glue the images onto the appropriate spot on the map. The children will also create a map key that tells what each image symbolizes. They will create a story timeline to show the season and year in which the events happened.
The PDF also includes (after the student book) a "Teacher's Helper." This section includes a finished map, finished map key, and timeline information to help the teacher as she/he guides the student.
The map on the inside cover of your Paddle-to-the-Sea book as well as an atlas are also a wonderful help when completing this study.
This 35 page literature study includes:
- • A Blank Map of the Great Lakes area
- • Blank Map Key and Timeline for the children to fill-out
- • Images to Add to the Map
- • Examples for Teachers
- • A Question and Activity Page for Each Chapter
- • Maps of the Gulf Stream and Europe
The pages will help you focus on different topics of each chapter. These will include geography, writing props, thinking questions, art activities, and science and history topics. Some pages require research; others are creative activities. It’s a variety of ways to learn!
Is this a Catholic literature study?
Two of the lessons in the study do have Christian topics. So while the study doesn't focus on the Catholic faith it does have some Christian content. (Discusses the 4th Commandment and the Apostles)
Copyright: Feel free to print out as many as you need for a single class or family.
Note: The Paddle-to-the-Sea book is not included with this study.