The main character in the story, Sam, is only a young teenager when he decides to live on his own in the woods, owned by his family from long ago. When Sam leaves New York, all he brings with him is a penknife, $40.00, a ball of cord, and an ax. With these things, access to a library, and the help of a few others, Sam is able to survive in the wilderness indefinitely. For this assignment, students will make a “Wilderness Survival Brochure”, as written by Sam Gribley. Each page will include details about 4 things that Sam did in order to survive in the woods.
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Objective: Create a wilderness survival brochure for the book My Side of the Mountain.
Grade Level 4-6
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards