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Activity Overview


Nicky and his view on river life changes a lot throughout the story. In this activity, students work to identify how he and his view changes from the beginning of the story to the end. Students can work individually or in pairs to research and compile evidence. Students will describe the evidence they compiled about Nicky in the beginning on one side of a T-Chart, and the evidence they discovered that has changed in the end on the other.


Nicky at the Beginning Nicky at the End
  • Does not want to go to his Grandma's house for the summer
  • Wants to watch TV all summer
  • Upset that he has to do chores
  • Mad that he can't catch a fish
  • Enjoys river life and bonding with his Grandma
  • Starts to respect and understand nature and animals
  • Learns to like drawing/sketching
  • Becomes a 'river rat'
Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 2-3

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Compare and Contrast with T-Charts

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/2/6] Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard depicting Nicky at the beginning and at the end of The Raft.

  1. Use the template provided by your teacher.
  2. In the left column, describe how Nicky was at the beginning of the story.
  3. Illustrate the cell with appropriate dialogue, characters, scenes, and items.
  4. In the right column, describe Nicky at the end of the story.
  5. Illustrate the cell with appropriate dialogue, characters, scenes, and items.
  6. Save and submit your storyboard.


Rubric

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Compare and Contrast
Create a storyboard that finds the similarities and differences between two things.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Similarities
Student identifies and explains many of the similarities between the two.
Student identifies and explains some of the similarities between the two.
Student identifies and explains few of the similarities between the two.
Differences
Student identifies and explains many of the differences between the two.
Student identifies and explains some of the differences between the two.
Student identifies and explains few of the differences between the two.
Images
Images are clear and creative.
Most images are easy to understand, but at least two images do not fit.
Images are not easy to understand.
Spelling and Grammar
Student makes few errors.
Student makes two or three errors in spelling and grammar.
Student makes multiple errors in spelling and grammar.




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