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Activity Overview


Edward has met many people and had many experiences during his journey. For this activity, students will choose which part of Edward’s journey was their favorite, or choose their favorite scene. Having students choose a favorite scene from the book allows them to express which parts of the story resonated with them on a personal level. In this way, students are making a text-to-self connection that demonstrates their understanding of the characters and their development or the themes of the novel. Students can share their storyboards afterwards and have a short discussion about what the scene means to them and why they chose it.


Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a storyboard that identifies your favorite scene in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Illustrate the scene and write why you chose it.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Choose a favorite scene from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
  3. Create an image that represents this scene using appropriate scenes, characters and items.
  4. In the description box, write what happens during this part of the book, and why you chose this part.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/4/3] Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/3] Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

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