The LitWits Explorer’s Guide for Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
Everything in this “experience guide” comes from our unique sensory workshop on Journey to the Center of the Earth. It’s packed with hands-on ways to get into the characters’ shoes. When kids see, feel, hear, taste, smell, and DO what the characters did, they understand more. Better yet, they want to read more.
LitWits Explorer’s Guides are web pages packed with downloadables—templates, activity aids, academic handouts, and more. (Here’s a sample, for a different book.) Because our guides live online, we can link you to useful info and audiovisuals. And you’ll always have the very latest updates! A PDF version is included for easy printing.
The LitWits Explorer’s Guide for Journey to the Center of the Earth includes:
- sensory prop suggestions, with photos
- creative project and activity ideas, with photos
- printable templates, excerpts, and activity prompts
- takeaway topics, to fuel meaningful conversations
- printable handouts for creative writing, the narrative arc, setting, and more
- research and audiovisual links, for one-stop prep and homework help
- great quotes from the book, where copyright allows
Scroll down to get free water bottle labels – so your kids can sip from Hansbach Springs as they learn!
This guide is adaptable to a wide range of ages. (See the Ways to Use tab for classroom and homeschool uses.) We find 8-12-year-olds consistently “ready to LitWit,” but you know best what your kids are ready for, interested in, and capable of.
Common Core Alignment
The LitWits experience of this book is jam-packed with carefully integrated lessons — but they’re embedded in FUN, so kids don’t feel “taught.” At a bare minimum, the use of this guide helps meet these Common Core goals:
Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC. All LitWits Explorer’s Guides are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.
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Quench your kids’ thirst for excellent books as they travel to the planet’s core! A fun logo and a few words, and voila, tap water turns into fancy H2O.
“Nothing could be better for the digestion,” said my uncle. “It is highly impregnated with iron. It will be as good for us as going to the Spa, or to Töplitz.”
“Well, it is delicious!”
“Of course it is, water should be, found six miles underground. It has an inky flavour, which is not at all unpleasant. What a capital source of strength Hans has found for us here. We will call it after his name.”
“Agreed,” I cried.
And Hansbach it was from that moment. – Ch. 23
There’s even more fun (and lots to learn) in The LitWits Explorer’s Guide for Journey to the Center of the Earth! Your kids can get their steampunk on and have a BLAST as they code a message in runes, do explosive experiments, travel the narrative arc, draw fantastic vocabulary words, convince tourists to visit the planet’s core, learn a little Latin, and so much more!
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