Edward meets many different people on his journey, and learns the important lesson that love is what matters most. Rather than creating a traditional plot diagram, students can summarize and illustrate Edward’s time with each of the new people that he met throughout his journey. Their finished products should be in chronological order, and have 6 cells, covering Abilene, Lawrence and Nellie, Bull and Lucy, Bryce, Lucius Clarke, and Abilene and her daughter. This sample activity contains spoilers. This activity is best to use as a culminating activity once students have finished reading the novel, or it can be done along the way, with students creating a new cell after they have finished each part of the story.
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Objective: Create a 6 cell storyboard of Edward’s travels in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Plot Diagrams and Narrative ArcsCommon Core Standards