This is the true story of Abbie Burgess and her family.
In the winter of 1856, Abbie's father, the lighthouse keeper, must go for badly-needed supplies, medicine, and oil. As he leaves, he asks for Abbie's promise to keep the lights burning. She gives her word and watches him row away, not knowing that a storm will soon isolate the lighthouse for four weeks. She learns what a promise means as she tends the lights nightly, cares for her sick mother, her sister, and her chickens, and watches anxiously for the storm to end.
Through Peter & Connie Roop’s exciting adventure tale, students will learn:
Before-You-Read Activities: Art projects, research, and history tie-ins.
Literary Techniques: Word pictures, Cause and Effect.
Moral Lessons and Character Values, such as promises, responsibility and accountability for one’s actions, and prayer!
Activities and Writing Assignments including a Word Search activity page, cooking center, art project, and crafting center.
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, Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie!
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!
Lerner Publishing Group