A New Coat for Anna - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 1-3

Setting: Europe, 1940s

Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Historical

Page Count: 28 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 5 weeks

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A New Coat for Anna is the story of a young girl and her mother, living in the aftermath of World War II. The war is over, but the stores are still empty, there is very little food, and no one has any money. Anna has outgrown the winter coat she has worn for years, so her mother comes up with a plan to get her a new one. With patience, hard work, and sacrifice, Anna and her mother, over the course of a year, are able to finally get Anna a new coat.
Author Harriet Ziefert based A New Coat for Anna on the true story of Ingeborg Schraft Hoffman, M.D., whose mother, Hanna Schraft, began with a few belongings and ended by providing her daughter with a beautiful, new coat.

Progeny Press' New Coat for Anna English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student(s) with:

Historical Background: Step into the era of WWII and its aftermath, exploring the historical backdrop of the story.
Vocabulary: Master the words used in the novel through diverse activities designed to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques:  Hone your literary skills with dictionary work, character analysis, and paraphrasing, deepening your understanding.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Unpack moral lessons and character values, examining the contrasts between vanity and pride, recognizing God's provision, cultivating patience, and exploring essential character qualities.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Boost your literature ELA study with additional activities that include map studies, WWII history, watching related movies, recommended field trips, constructing timelines, solving Mystery Word activity pages, culinary adventures with cooking activities, writing, crafts, and an intellectual challenging wordsearch.
Suggestions for Further Reading: Extend your reading journey with an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and additional books that relate to or mirror themes found in A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!

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    1 Reviews

  • Posted by Paige P. on 20th Jan 2016


    My 8yr old is enjoying it

    My 8yr old is enjoying the E-Guide so far! She is enjoying being able to do so much on her own!