Literature: "Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board" by Bethany Hamilton
Within this site are several writing and discussion activities to accompany the novel. Two movie trailers are provided. Included are several eThemes resources on sharks, nonfiction reading strategies, and comparing and contrasting.
Digital Lesson: The Great Comeback
This activity ties in with "Soul Surfer". Students explore and discuss the theme of resilience with an article about Bethany Hamilton, a video, and a classic poem by Emily Dickinson. NOTE: This site contains advertising.
Lesson Plan: Personal Reactions and Making Connections
Use these writing activities from Scholastic "Action Magazine" to accompany the book, "Soul Surfer".
Soul Surfer Official Trailer
"Soul Surfer" is the true story of teen surfer, Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack. NOTE: This site contains advertising.
"Soul Surfer", Normal is Overrated
In this film clip from the movie, "Soul Surfer", Bethany comes to understand what is important to her. NOTE: This site contains advertising.
Meet the Real "Soul Surfer"
In this brief article, Bethany Hamilton explains to readers about her life, goals, and movie.
National Geographic: surfing
This site provides a slideshow and information about surfing. A surfing dictionary is provided.
eThemes Resource: Reading: Compare and Contrast
These sites provide resources for comparing and contrasting two ideas, stories or texts. Links to interactive Venn diagrams, compare and contrast interactive maps, compare and contrast rubrics, and lesson plans are included. Included are eThemes resources for Teaching Tips: Graphic Organizers and Nonfiction Reading Strategies
eThemes Resource: Teaching Tips: Nonfiction Reading Strategies
This site provides teaching activities for nonfiction reading strategies and evaluating websites. Smartboard lessons are included. Student research, group work and discussion, and writing activities using expository writing are additional skills included in the lessons. Ethemes, Parts of a Book: Nonfiction and Library Skills: Text Features, are included.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Sharks
These sites are about different types of sharks, including the great white shark. Learn about their habitat, diet, and behavior. View photographs and videos of sharks in the wild. Learn the truth behind common shark myths. Includes interactive quizzes and a live Webcam.
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