Character Evolution in The Raft

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The Raft - Compare/Contrast

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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'

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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.
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