Indian in the Cupboard, The - E-Guide

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Arizona Young Readers Award, California Young Reader Medal, Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award, Virginia Young Readers Program Award, Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award, Massachusetts Children's Book Award

On his birthday, Omri is somewhat disappointed to receive nothing but a small plastic Indian from his friend Patrick, but he is pleased when his brother Gillon gives him a white metal cupboard. Omri discovers that a key, once belonging to his great-grandmother, fits the lock on the cupboard perfectly. He puts the plastic Indian in the cupboard for the night and locks the door. In the morning Omri is shocked to discover that the cupboard has somehow brought the Indian to life. Keeping it a secret, Omri helps the Indian adjust to his new home in Omri's bedroom, providing him with food and shelter; but Omri learns that the Indian is more than a novelty. He is a real person, an Iroquois brave.

He has a name - Little Bear - and he lived in the past over 200 years ago. What began as fun turns out to have very serious repercussions when Omri lets his friend Patrick in on the secret.

Through Lynne Reid Banks' coming-of-age best seller, students will learn:

About the Author: Learn about Lynne Reid Banks.

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

Literary Techniques: Characterization, in context, point of view, cliff hanger, dialect, compare and contrast, conflict, climax, resolution, theme.

Moral Lessons and Character Values: Do unto others, equality, prayer, lying, justification, peace, greed and envy, anger, racism. 

Activities and Writing Assignments: Iroquois Indians, French and Indian War, optional writing assignments.

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, Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks.

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

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  • 5
    Excellent resource for teaching literature.

    Posted by Gayle S. on 24th Sep 2015

    Excellent resource for teaching literature. Love the book and the study guide. I am using it for a 5th/6th grade class of homeschooled students and they are excited about the fantasy story of Omri and his friend, Little Bear...even the girls love it!

  • 5
    Indian in the Cupboard Interactive E Guide

    Posted by Amy P. on 17th Apr 2014

    The lessons were well done and easy to follow. I loved how they put in verses throughout the guide to help you understand the behavior that was going on in the book and why we should or shouldn't act accordingly. It was a great study guide.