The Raft - Connections

The Raft - Connections
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The Raft Lesson Plans

The Raft by Jim LaMarche

Lesson Plans by Ashley Trudeau

The Raft is a great story to help teach the appreciation of new things, people, and nature and all its beauty. Nicky has to spend the summer at his Grandma’s, which he is reluctant to do, but one day a raft shows up and changes Nicky’s perspective on everything!

Raft, The

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The Raft by Jim LaMarche Text Connections

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  • Nicky loves spending time on the raft he found.
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  • In "The Adventure's of Huckleberry Finn", Huck Finn travels a river on his raft.
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  • "I felt tears starting again, but I blinked hard and looked out the window."
  • There's nobody to play with. She doesn't even have a TV.
  • I'm not going!
  • Time to go to Grandma's
  • Nicky did not want to spend the summer with his Grandma.
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  • "I kept very still, they didn't seem to mind me watching. They played keep away with a small stone, then tug-of-war with a piece of rope. It was like they were showing off for me. They even let me feed them right out of my hand."
  • When I was little, I did not want to go to my Grandma's house.
  • Nicky describes a moment he had on the raft with otters.
  • On the news, they talked about a zoo that had an otter exhibit and the otters could do fun tricks.
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