Take a long and dangerous journey on a sailboat voyaging from Connecticut to England. Experience life on the open ocean in a small sailboat for weeks on end. Sophie, adopted into a new family, has the opportunity to develop her relationships with her uncles and cousins, but is too much closeness a good thing? Over the course of the journey ties are created and walls are broken down. Sophie comes to grips with her past and overcomes her fears. Learn to identify and use subjects, predicates, predicate adjectives, and direct and indirect objects within sentences. Evaluate character development, explore theme, and learn to identify and use effective voice within writing. Create dolphin jewelry and a nautical origami mobile. For the final project create a lapbook that reflects the story.
This unit is designed to be used in conjunction with science and social studies Unit 1: Weather and Climate, but can also be used as an independent literature unit.