Skink No Surrender: Novel Study

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The oldest turtle ever recorded lived to the age of 188! As it turns out, two characters from Carl Hiaasen's Skink No Surrender are fascinated by these shelled creatures. Using the novel study, scholars research three types of turtles and complete a KWS chart based on their findings. Additionally, they write quatrain poems about themes from the novel and have some fun decoding anagrams. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite pupils to share the information they learned about turtles
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource does not cover the entire novel study
  • Students may need to use a dictionary for a vocabulary activity 
  • Requires some research

  • Includes activities for all stages of reading comprehension: before, during, and after
  • Provides practice with reading, writing, research, and vocabulary acquisition 

  • None