Upper Elementary students will enjoy this exciting introduction into science fiction as Pattie boards a ship leaving Earth!
Pattie and her family are on the last ship to leave a dying Earth, and after a four-year journey they reach their new home on a distant planet. Unsure what dangers they may face, the colonists emerge to find hard, unfamiliar plants in a still, silent, but beautiful world. They build homes and begin farming as their supplies dwindle, desperately hoping their crops will grow and be edible in this strange, new world. Young Pattie and the other children explore their new home discovering the wonders of dewfall, moth people, and tree candy as the adults struggle. Pattie's little green book—dark green silky boards covered with gold tooling and filled with empty sheets—becomes her record of their journey and their new life.
Progeny Press' Green Book Language Arts PDF download curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student with:
Author Biography: Learn about Jill Paton Walsh.
Before-You-Read Activities: Read other pioneering books, travel plans, memory photos, make a journal.
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Explore The Green Book with in-context analysis, uncovering similes, idioms, metaphor usage, mood creation, synonyms, imagery, foreshadowing, repetition, alliteration, juxtaposition, conflict exploration, theme identification, and the art of circular narrative.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Uncover valuable life lessons such as effective planning, collaboration with friends, teamwork dynamics, the essence of hard work, understanding rules, recognizing personal value, managing worry, placing trust in God and His providence, fostering courage, embodying hospitality, grappling with themes of suicide and murder, navigating the dichotomy of despair and hope, and the importance of sharing.
Activities and Writing Assignments Engage in activities and writing assignments, from participating in planning forums and computer research to exploring gravity, delving into science and wind, understanding the rain cycle, studying jellyfish, experimenting with oil lamps, setting up marine aquariums, exploring science videos, delving into fairytales, generating ideas for combating boredom, crafting tree candy, playing hopscotch, cooking grain, making pancakes, Venn diagramming, solving word searches and crossword puzzles, creating crystal gardens, producing maple syrup, practicing gardening skills, spinning thread, experimenting with fire opals, maintaining a creative writing journal, crafting a sequel, performing poetry, composing persuasive papers, and baking flatbread and muffins.
Suggestions for Further Reading: Expand your literary horizons with an in-depth reading list featuring more books by the same author(s) and other books that complement or share similarities, or are similar to, The Green Book.
All of Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!
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