The Cay

by Theodore Taylor

readability grade 7 and up, read aloud grade 3 and up

Philip and a stranger named Timothy have been cast up on an island in the middle of nowhere. Philip has lost his sight and has to let himself depend on Timothy or he will die. Through this journey of survival , Philip learns to “see” people for who they are and not for what they look like. An excellent story that deals with survival, courage, racial/cultural differences, and friendship and has its listeners and readers in suspense.

Make a model of the island that Philip and Timothy are on.

Write down a list of all the descriptions that Theodore Taylor gives.
Keep these descriptions in mind when making the island.
Use real sand and make other items out of construction paper, pipe cleaners, string, fabric, etc…