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The Cay - Literature Kit Gr. 7-8

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The Cay - Literature Kit Gr. 7-8: An Enriching Teaching Resource

This comprehensive literature kit is designed for educators guiding students in the 7th and 8th grade levels. Through "The Cay" novel, learners engage with thought-provoking themes, encouraging advanced analysis of literature.

Understanding "The Cay"

The foundational material of this teaching tool is an adventurous tale about Phillip Enright, an 11-year-old, and Timothy, an older African American man who are stranded on a small island after a submarine torpedo attack during World War II. The story is filled with struggle, survival instincts and evolving racial prejudices provoked interesting classroom discussions.

Learning Activities

  • Survival Strategies: Various exercises enable students to ponder over tactics utilised in dire circumstances to stay alive.
  • Deductive Thinking: Activities such as identifying statements that hint whether Timothy and Philip will survive or perish improve deductive skills.
  • Vocabulary Development: Sentence completion tasks based on words from the novel foster language arts skills enhancing textual understanding proficiency.

Promoting Connection Between Personal Experiences And Text

Moments where children share their triumphs over fears neatly blend personal experiences with text learnings; similar to how Phillip surpasses his biases against Timothy for survival.

Facts Research And More!

Beyond strictly textual learning activities like drawing based upon Timothy's description or researching about creatures like tea birds have also been included – broadening academic horizons while adhering to State Standards requirements.

Fully Printable PDF Pack With Further Resources

You can download this pack with 60-pages of learning resources such as crosswords, word searches and comprehension quizzes. An answer key is also available to simplify grading process for educators.


The Cay - Literature Kit Gr. 7-8 not only expands knowledge in subject areas like Language Arts and Literature but also cultivates life skills like overcoming prejudices and survival tactics – making it an essential tool for both educational institutions or homeschooling environments dealing with Grade 7 and Grade 8 levels.

What's Included

1 PDF with 60 ready to print pages

Resource Tags

descriptive language novel study literature reading comprehension

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