Bridge to Terabithia - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 6-8

Setting: Washington D.C., 1970s

Genre: Contemporary, Grief/Loss

Page Count: 45 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7 weeks

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Jess Aarons wanted to become the fastest runner in the fifth grade, and to achieve this goal, Jess practices all summer. But when Leslie Burke shows up in school, Jess discovers he is only the second fastest runner. In spite of this, Leslie and Jess become close friends. Together they create an imaginary kingdom called Terabithia where Leslie is queen and Jess learns to be king. Together Leslie and Jess explore the limits of their imaginary kingdom. Then one day, while Jess is away, Leslie dies in a tragic accident. Now, without Leslie, he must go out into the world for both of them, realizing what he has learned from her about facing his fears.

Content Warning: Mild language.

Progeny Press Bridge to Terabithia Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Middle School grade student with:

About the Author: Explore the life and writing legacy of Katherine Paterson.
Vocabulary: Boost your vocabulary through engaging activities, building a solid understanding of the words throughout the book.
Literary Techniques: Examine the art of storytelling with practical literary techniques. Analyze context, characterization, and foreshadowing. Understand similes, how to use a dictionary, metaphor, catch irony, and play with antonyms.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Navigate and examine family, choices, facing fear, seeking comfort, dealing with peer pressure, understanding revenge, the role of the church, the message of Jesus, handling death and grief, and building bridges between people.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Research 1960s-70s, engage in writing, enjoy music, mapping, reading, wordsearches, going on field trips, crafting eulogy, understanding elegy poetry, and express yourself through art.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  Continue the adventure with a reading list of more books by Katherine Paterson and discover other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Bridge to Terabithia.

All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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Book Award:
Newbery Medal Winner 1978 • ALA Notable Children’s Books • Lewis Carroll Shelf Award • Janusz Korczak Medal • Silver Pencil Award • School Library Journal Best Book • Le Grand Prix des Jeunes Lecturs (France) • Colorado Blue Spruce Award

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