Bridge, The - Study Guide
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Kino is a young Japanese boy who lives on a farm high on a mountainside. His best friend, Jiya, lives below in the fishing village at the seashore. Life is filled with hard work and fun moments with his friend. The lives of Kino and Jiya are changed forever when the unthinkable happens: a great tsunami wave crashes against their island and takes Jiya's entire family.
Jiya struggles with his loss, but with the help of his friend Kino his heart heals and he learns that life is stronger than death, we are brave because we must be, and there is much in this life that is wonderful.
About the Author: Learn about Pearl S. Buck.
Background: Japan and tsunamis.
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Synonym, setting, similes, personification, fact vs. opinion, compare and contrast, imagery, in context, repetition, turning point, foreshadow, theme, main character.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Fear and anxiety, grief, death, belief in God, enjoy our life, children of God, loneliness, God is with us during trouble.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Mapping, art, weaving, fish, science, field trip, natural disasters, missionaries, writing, wordsearch, emergency plans, first aid, speech, letter, gardening, fishing, cooking.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck.
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