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Across Five Aprils - Study Guide

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Across Five Aprils unit study guide for literature, from a Christian perspective

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1965 Newbery Honor book. 1966 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. 1965 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award. 1964 Charles W. Follett Award. 1965 Clara Ingram Judson Memorial Award.

Through Irene Hunt's Civil War tale, students will learn:

Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.

Literary Techniques: Setting, similes, idioms, characterization, personification, foreshadowing, hyperbole (it's the best!), theme, juxtaposition, metaphor, dramatic irony, paraphrase, plot, rising action, climax/turning point, denouement (resolution), conflict, motif

Moral Lessons and Character Values, such as peer pressure, setting aside revenge, coming-of-age, responsibility, maturity, and many more!

Activities and Writing Assignments to bolster and enhance the student's understanding and comprehension of the lessons including projects such as map work, letter-writing, and music.

All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!

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Recommended Grade Level:
Southern Illinois, American Civil War, 1860's
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Study Guide Author:
Carol Clark
For the Book By:
Irene Hunt
Study Guide Page Count:
74 pages

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    Posted by Patricia R. on 8th Dec 2015

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