Cay, The - E-Guide

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Jane Addams Children's Book Award Winner 1970, ALA notable book, New York Times Best Book of the Year, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award 1970, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, A Boston Globe—Horn Book Honor Book, Publishers Weekly Children’s Book to Remember, California Young Reader Award Winner 1969, Kansas William White Award Winner 1971, ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings selection 2006, 1970 Commonwealth Club (of California) Award

Eleven-year-old Phillip lives with his parents on an island off the coast of Venezuela in 1942, but when the Nazi's begin torpedoing ships nearby, Phillip's mother insists that he and she return to the United States. Their ship is torpedoed by a Nazi submarine long before they reach the U.S., however, and Phillip finds himself marooned on an island with an old, but strong, black deckhand named Timothy. But when Phillip goes blind from an injury, he slowly realizes how caring, wise, and resourceful Timothy really is, and the color of their skins is unimportant.

Through Theodore Taylor's classic story of friendship and survival, students will learn:

About the Author: Learn about Theodore Taylor.

Background information:  WWII, race relations.

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

Literary Techniques: In context, dictionary, simile, point of view, characterization, paradox, juxtaposition, metaphor, dialect, fact vs. opinion, symbolism, foreshadow, anthropomorphism, figurative language, dramatic structure, coming-of-age, dynamic vs. static, Christ figure, theme, conflict.

Moral Lessons and Character Values: Authority, fear, God looks at our heart, Good Samaritan, luck, work, talents, wisdom, comfort, humility, death, sacrifice, love, despair, racism.

Activities and Writing Assignments: Writing, mapping, timeline, art, biographies, discussions, debate, Coast Guard, blindness, science, first aid, hurricanes, poem, eulogy, Martin Luther King, Jr., speech, handicaps.

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 Cay by Theodore Taylor.

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

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    We are currently working through

    Posted by Donna L. on 26th Jan 2015

    We are currently working through the study guide for The Cay and enjoying the fast-read book a great deal. The questions are good, checking comprehension and assisting with vocabulary but for my struggles to write child I decided to get the interactive guide which would allow answers to be submitted online. It didn't work well and we ended up printing the guide anyway (a printing expense that I should have avoided and just purchased the hard copy for $3 extra) The pull-down menus for the matching answers were stubborn and getting the answers to line-up at the right spots didn't always work. Made the process more frustrating rather than facilitating ease. Love the idea though and may try it later as more tweaking is done to the e-guides.

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    I am homeschooling my 8th

    Posted by Selma K. on 18th Sep 2014

    I am homeschooling my 8th grader, so I needed school work regarding a book he picked. So he found one in your selection and I love the work that he has to do from the E guide. Some of it is easy and some of it challenges him. I highly recommend this company and we are working on our 3rd book.