Survival Kit

Mrs. Kate Conaron’s fifth grade gifted students have been reading The Black Pearl and they are presently creating a “Character Survival Kit.”  The goal of this activity is for students to focus on details, use text evidence, and infer – all skills for strong readers.  Students secretly chose one character from the story and are creating “kits” made up of a container and five items they believe their character could not live without.  The box/container for their kit gives students an added opportunity to show their creativity, and each of the five items must be accompanied by evidence proving why each item would be needed by the character.  Once completed, students will present kits to their classmates who will try to guess the character.