Jonathan is sure there are no bears on Hemlock Mountain. When he is given the task of going over the mountain to his aunt's house to borrow a large pot for his mother, he reassures himself over and over: "There... are... no... bears... on... Hemlock... Mountain... no... bears... no... bears... at... all." Once at his aunt's house Jonathan dawdles, enjoying cookies and a nap. When he wakes up he realizes that it is very late, and now he must go back over Hemlock Mountain - in the dark! Despite his repeating over and over to himself that there are no bears, suddenly he meets some. Thinking quickly Jonathan puts the large iron pot upside down in the snow and hides under it. Jonathan learns a hair-raising lesson in being responsible for your own actions.
Progeny Press' Bears on Hemlock Mountain English/Language Arts curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student(s) with:
Historical Background: Immerse yourself in the history of Pennsylvania folktales.
Author Biography: Learn about Alice Dalgliesh, her background in the British West Indies, and her writing awards.
Vocabulary: Complete a variety of activies designed to foster vocabulary retention and growth, increasing your reading skills and understanding.
Literary Techniques: Find what makes an engaging story through literary techniques such as phrases, repetition, foreshadowing, dictionary usage, imagery, similes, and metaphors.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Explore lessons and values, emphasizing hospitality, sharing, observation, understanding fear, knowing that God is with us, the importance of dependability, upholding truth, acknowledging the Lord as our shepherd, understanding consequences, grappling with sin, and embracing the power of forgiveness.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Embark on a creative journey with activities like exploring mountains, tracking animal prints, decoding birdsongs, crafting a hospitality bulletin board, baking cookies, unraveling mystery words, venturing into creative writing adventures, compiling a cookbook, exploring the world of bears, and engaging in drama and theater.
Suggestions for Further Reading: Continue your literary adventure with a reading list featuring more works by Alice Dalgliesh and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Bears on Hemlock Mountain.
All of Progeny Press' Language Arts unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!
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