- Recommended Grade Level:
- Catskill Mountains, New York, USA, 1950's
- Study Guide Author:
- Carol Clark
- for the book by:
- Jean Craighead George
- Study Guide Page Count:
- 72 pages
Click here for a sample section of the guide!
Through Jean Craighead George’s classic about wilderness survival and coming-of-age students will learn:
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Point of view, verbs, anthropomorphism, irony, flashback, in context, adjectives, similes, recap, paraphrase, fact vs. opinion, onomatopoeia, comic relief, mood, metaphors, allusion, alphabetical order, idioms, oxymorons, alliteration, assonance, consonance, extended metaphors, willing suspension of disbelief, conflict, quest, dramatic structure, full-circle ending, coming of age, bildungsroman, compare & contrast.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Understanding God, being alone, superstitions, fear & worry, patience, provision, acceptance, hospitality, bullying, God’s care, honoring parents, lying, daily life.
Activities and Writing Assignments: field trips, plant research, creative writing, safety discussion, letter writing, math connections, superstitions, legends, poster project, cooking centers, research writing, drama projects, journal writing, rock climbing, wooden toys, science connections, crossword puzzle, Christmas wreath project, peregrine falcons, health & nutrition, maple syrup, parody, essay choices, power point project, art & design, class party, journalism newspaper.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more plays by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, My Side of the Mountain.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!
Our Interactive Study Guide will open with Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0+. You may still print off the study guide just as before. But with the interactive files, students have the capability of entering their answers directly on the computer and saving their work in progress.
Note: Mobile Devices/Tablets may require alternative app that supports and saves fillable form fields.
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