A Long Walk to Water, Body Biography Project Bundle, Great for Characterization



This A Long Walk to Water, Body Biography Bundle is filled with all you need to teach and promote the amazing characters from the modern and relevant novel. Salva and Nya are the most requested character studies that I receive from teachers everywhere! Here it is! Your students will find plenty of opportunities for creativity. Teachers and students will experience the unique approach of using a collaborative poster, your A Long Walk to Water novel study, textual evidence, research, and the body biography project!

The project bundle includes 2 characters. Give your students a relevant and modern experience while promoting the 4 C’s and achievement. I adapted the body biography concept to align with citing textual evidence, character traits, research, and inference skills.

Includes 2 choices:
★ Each poster is a character from the author, Linda Sue Park’s novel. The original artwork is never seen anywhere!
★ Answer key included. I provide you with a completed example of both characters. In your own classroom, answers may vary.
★ Appealing to all grades. Line art for your students to add color and design.
★ Poster is 32 inches high by 10 inches wide. It requires 4 pages each.
★ Rubric and Reflection Questions
★ Bonus – characterization pre-planning sheets for each character!
★ Student handout that explains each part of the body biography project (there are 12 parts).
★ The teacher set up directions, learning objective / learning outcomes, background, tips, and CCSS.

Here is your list:

What’s the Student Objective?
•Review what is supportive evidence.
•Define the literary term “character trait” and explore how to provide details that support their inferences (apply this skill similar to exploring a fictional text).
•Use the novel, class notes, and web resources to research the character (subject), then cite evidence to find accurate and descriptive word choice.
•Fill out the A Long Walk to Water pre-planning organizers.

Group work should promote:
•Intellectual understanding, abilities and skills.
•Communication, cooperative and teamwork skills such as planning. management, leadership and peer support.
•Personal growth (increased self-esteem and self-confidence).

★Classroom Décor
★Bulletin Board
★Showcase Display

Directions are clear and explicit.
Danielle Knight Copyright 2019

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