(Preview, Predict, Connect)
Before each chapter you should:
• Preview all vocabulary for the chapter
• Predict what you think is going to happen
• Connect ideas, characters, and events to your
life, other books, or the world.
• Before each chapter make a prediction about
what you think will happen next in your
– Predictions should include specific examples to
support what you think will happen.
– Example: I predict that __________will happen
Iain Lawrence was born in Ontario, Canada. A
former journalist, he now writes full time. In
addition to his magazine and newspaper articles, he
is the author of numerous acclaimed novels,
including The Cannibals, The Convicts, Gemini
Summer, B for Buster, The Lightkeeper's Daughter,
Lord of the Nutcracker Men, Ghost Boy, and the
High Seas Trilogy: The Wreckers, The Smugglers,
and The Buccaneers. He lives on Gabriola Island,
What is a “wrecker”?
• Wrecking is the practice of taking valuables from a
shipwreck which has sunk near or close to shore.
Often an unregulated activity of opportunity in coastal
communities, wrecking has been subjected to
increasing regulation and evolved into what is now
known as marine salvage.
• “Wreckers” are people who deliberately set up false
lights on shore, in order to trick approaching ships into
thinking they are near a safe harbor, but instead lure
them onto rocks and their doom. Often, it is said that
these wreckers would not only steal from the wrecked
ship, but would also drown the survivors so they could
not notify the authorities.
• Do YOU think that residents of coastal
communities have the right to salvage and
keep cargo from wrecked ships? (if they did
not cause the wreck i.e. using false beacons)
• Or should the recovered items be given back
to the company owning the ship?
While You Read Strategies
(Connect, Question, Visualize, Evaluate)
During the reading you should:
• Connect to characters, events, places.
• Question what you don’t understand and answer
questions you are given for each chapter
• Visualize what the author describes
• Evaluate or make judgments about how you feel
about characters or events
After You Read: Answering Questions
• Date and title (Chapter number) the top of the
page in your journal to start a new chapter.
• Make your prediction for the chapter.
• Use scissors and glue to cut out the questions
from the sheet and glue the questions into
your notebook after your prediction.
• Write your answers after the questions.
• Number your answers and use complete
Conflict: External vs Internal
• External conflict is between characters and an
– Man vs Man
– Man vs Nature
– Man vs Society
• Internal conflict is between a character and
his/herself. Usually has to do with a choice or
mixed feelings about something.
What are some conflicts so far in The
• Man vs Man
• Man vs Nature
• Man vs Society
While You Read: Storyboard
• Movie directors and producers use
storyboards to plan out how they think a
scene in a movie should look by drawing key
moments or events in the order they occur.
• Create a visual storyboard of the chapter by
choosing the 6 most important parts and
drawing a picture of each. Then include a
quote from the text or summary of what is
happening in that part of the scene.
• Include page numbers in the top left of each
After Reading Strategies
(Question, Summarize, Evaluate)
After you read each chapter:
• Answer questions about each chapter.
• Summarize the main points.
• Evaluate or make judgments about characters,
events, and ideas.
After You Read: Summarize
Write a 2-3 paragraph summary of the novel.
Make sure to include setting, characters, key
events, and resolution. Your summaries will be
graded using the following rubric. It will be
counted as a test grade.