Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 1-3

Setting: Matinicus Island, Maine, 1856

Genre: Early Chapter Book, Historical

Page Count: 20+ Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 6-7 weeks



In the winter of 1856, Abbie's father, the lighthouse keeper, must go for badly needed supplies, medicine, and oil. When a storm blows in, he becomes stranded on the mainland, leaving Abbie in charge of tending to the lighthouse that guides ships safely through the treacherous waters. Abbie must navigate the unforgiving elements and protect the lives of sailors who depend on the lighthouse's guiding light.
As the days turn into nights and the storm rages on, Abbie's strength and resourcefulness are put to the ultimate test. She learns what a promise means as she must tend to the lights nightly, care for her sick mother, her sister, the livestock, and hope anxiously for the storm to end.

Progeny Press' Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student(s) with:

Before-You-Read Activities: Prepare for the study with art projects, research, and history tie-ins that lay the foundation for a rich understanding of the book. 
Literary Techniques: Explore the use of word pictures that paint mental pictures of the narrative. Uncover cause-and-effect relationships that shape the story's progression.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Discuss lessons of promises, responsibility, accountability for one's actions, and the power of prayer!
Activities and Writing Assignments: Keep engaged with a variety of activities, including a Word Search activity page, a cooking center, art projects that bring the story to life, and a crafting center that allows for hands-on exploration.
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 Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!

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