My Side of the Mountain Extension Activities
- Grades: 3–5
About this book
Grade Level Equivalent: 5.2
Lexile Measure: 810L
Guided Reading Level: U
Age: Age 11, Age 12, Age 9, Age 10
Genre: Adventure, Classics
Subject: Growing Up, Courage, Bravery, Heroism, Resourcefulness, Survival
Choose from the following activities:
- Write instructions for some skill or craft that you know. It might be something you learned from a book or from another person. Then give these instructions to a friend. Can he or she understand your instructions well enough to complete the task?
- Create an illustration of Sam's tree home and its surroundings, based on the descriptions in the book.
- Describe a recent visit to a park or woods. Give as many details as possible about what you saw—trees, water, wildlife. If you wish, describe a visit to an imaginary park or woods.
- Pretend that you are Sam. Write a letter to your parents, explaining your reasons for leaving home and why they shouldn't worry about you.