Activity Overview

There are many books related to Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony that can help students better visualize and understand the people, their history, and their experiences. Some short picture books can be used as a whole class read-alouds, where other longer books can be used as longer novel studies. In this activity, students will create a plot summary of the book using visuals and descriptions.

The book used for the example of this activity is Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness.

Here are some suggestions for literature related to the Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony:

  • The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern
  • If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern
  • Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac
  • Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Kate Waters
  • Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy by Kate Waters
  • Tapenum's Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy in Pilgrim Times by Kate Waters
  • The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower by P.J. Lynch

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Summarize the story in a 3-5 storyboard describing the main events in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

Student Instructions

  1. Read the story.
  2. Using the provided template, create a 3-5 cell storyboard with descriptions and illustrations showing the sequence of major events in the story.
  3. Save and submit your storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 3-6

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

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