This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk. It bundles Beyond the Bright Sea Novel Study with a STEAM pack where children create the foods mentioned in the novel.
Updated to include additional activities for the literature portion of the novel study
ABOUT THE NOVEL: The moving story of an orphan, determined to know her own history, who discovers the true meaning of family.
Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Abandoned and set adrift in a small boat when she was just hours old, Crow’s only companions are Osh, the man who rescued and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their fierce and affectionate neighbor across the sandbar.
Crow has always been curious about the world around her, but it isn’t until the night a mysterious fire appears across the water that the unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart. Soon, an unstoppable chain of events is triggered, leading Crow down a path of discovery and danger.
Vivid and heart-wrenching, Lauren Wolk’s Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted and tensely paced tale that explores questions of identity, belonging, and the true meaning of family.
ABOUT THE RESOURCE: Designed in alignment with the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s reading objectives for Year 6, the pack includes:** Chapter Summaries, Comprehension Questions, Digging Deeper Opportunities** (includes character studies and plot studies), **Creative Writing Tasks, Non-Fiction Tasks **related to content of the novel (tides, crows, Captain Kidd, starfish, dolphins, clams, leprosy, nor’easter), and a STEAM Extension with food technology (vegetable soup, rabbit stew, breads (plain, molasses, cornbread), butter (plain, apple), beef jerky, clam chowder, gingersnaps, mussels, tea biscuits, lobster cakes, spice cake, flapjacks).
Resource is provided as a PDF but a digital copy of the pack is available for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw available with download.