Lesson 8: Changes

Getting Started

The crew of The Wanderer continues to struggle with the weather and broken equipment. They wonder if they will ever make it to England.

Stuff You Need

  • The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
  • cardstock paper
  • colored pencils or markers
  • map of Europe
  • postcards and pictures from past vacations
  • ruler

Ideas to Think About

  • How are people changed by their experiences?
  • How can the environment change people's emotions?

Things to Know

  • Articles are words used to signal the presence of a noun (a, an, the).


  • Elaborate information and ideas in writing by using prepositional phrases. (LA)
  • Explore informational materials that are read, heard, and/or viewed by monitoring comprehension for understanding of what is read, heard, and/or viewed and restating and summarizing information. (LA)
  • Exploring a variety of sources from which information may be attained. (LA)

Introducing the Lesson

Explain to your child that the crew continues to struggle with terrible weather and broken equipment. Discuss how such an environment might lead to fear and a loss of hope. In situations like this it is important to stay strong and positive.

Reading and Questions

Materials: The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
Reading and Questions
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