Literature: "Transall Saga" by Gary Paulsen
This site provides background information about Gary Paulsen and extension activities for “Transall Saga”. Watch an author video and book trailer. WebQuests and an interactive game are given along with a discussion guide and survival writing activities. Includes a link to eThemes resource on Literature Themes: Survival.
Gary Paulsen Author, Book, and Survival Site
In this site, Random House Publishers provides background information about Gary and his books. A list of survival tips is included.
Gary Paulsen Author Study
In this site, Scholastic provides a variety of teaching resources to do an author study on Gary Paulsen. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Gary Paulsen Author Background
Jim Trelease provides extensive background information about Gary Paulsen.
Gary Paulsen Author Video 2010
Gary Paulsen discusses his life as a writer. NOTE: This site contains blog reactions.
Book Trailer-The Transall Saga
This site provides a brief book trailer of "The Transall Saga". NOTE: This sit contains blog reactions.
"Transall Saga" Lesson Plan
This site, developed by a teacher, provides unit plans, a PowerPoint, and materials for teaching "Transall Saga".
Use this site to have students participate in a environmental 3-D game which allows them to experience the excitement and diversity of modern engineering while rescuing Earth from sure disaster.
Survival Literature Unit Plan
This site provides an overview of activities to use with novels that have a survival theme.
This site, developed by Utah Education Network, features several WebQuests and additional informational links for Solar System activities.
This site provides numerous videos on space. NOTE: This site requires a subscription.
eThemes Resource: Author Study: Gary Paulsen
These websites are about author Gary Paulsen and his books. Includes biographical information, interviews, lesson plans, activity ideas, and book reviews. There is also a booklist of adventure stories for teens. Many of the websites and lesson plans deal with the common Paulsen theme of survival. There are links to eThemes resources on “Mr. Tucket” by Gary Paulsen, the Iditarod, and other literary works on survival.
eThemes Resource: Literature Themes: Survival
These sites are about survival during natural disasters and in other dangerous situations. Find out which books for teenagers deal with a survival theme. There are links to eTheme resources on other survival literature and natural disasters.
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