Scavengers, The - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 5-8

Setting: Dystopian

Genre: Sci Fi

Page Count: 58 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 9 weeks

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"I wedged my fists on my hips and I announced that Maggie was yesterday, and from this day forward I would answer only to Ford Falcon."
People live either UnderBubble or OutBubble - in the protected cities or in the wilderness without electricity, gasoline, or any other modern convenience. Ford Falcon's family lives OutBubble in a slapdash shelter on Skullduggery Ridge near Goldmine Gulley, an old trash heap where they scavenge for lumber and supplies. A partnership of government and corporations have genetically modified URCorn, a miracle food that makes people stronger and healthier. That is, if you can eat it. And the Grey Devils, strange creatures, human mostly, will do anything for URCorn. Anything. . . 
Add in solar bears and weird weather that cannot decide if it is summer or winter and you can bet life is not easy. But there is something much more mysterious going on, and Ford Falcon thinks it has something to do with her father. When she returns from a bartering trip to find her home ransacked and her family gone, Ford must find her own way and prove that she can face the world's hardships alone and overcome whatever obstacles stand in the way of rescuing her loved ones!

"Michael Perry pulls out all the stops in this colorful tale." -Katherine Applegate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Newberry Medal winner The One and Only Ivan

"This brave, smart, funny, independent young hero is totally unlike anyone I've ever seen before." -Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers

"Gifted and gritty, Ford Falcon is a heroine with heart." -Leslie Connor, author of Waiting for Normal

Progeny Press Scavengers Language Arts curriculum provides your Middle School grade student with: 

About the Author: Learn about the life and inspirations that shape Michael Perry's literary creations.
Vocabulary: Explore dynamic and practical exercises that enhance your understanding of words used throughout the book, making the reading experience both enriching and engaging. 
Literary Techniques: Explore the art of storytelling with an exploration of literary techniques, including alliteration, consonance, repetition, synonym, homonym, foreshadow, proverbs, denotative, connotative, antonym, assonance, flashback, onomatopoeia, in context, dictionary, cliffhanger, comic relief, tone, coming-of-age, point of view, utopia, theme, and conflict.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Reflect on lessons and values woven into the narrative, such as honoring parents and neighbors, embracing courage and mercy, navigating nostalgia and loneliness, and understanding the significance of priorities, emotions, self-control, talents, and truth.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Select from a diverse range of activities, from exploring GMOs and survival skills to embarking on field trips, experimenting with cooking and greenhouses, delving into scouting and aquaponics, expressing creativity through art and poetry, decoding Morse Code, tackling crossword puzzles, and exploring themes of addictions, games, discrimination, racism, farming, science, and dystopia
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, The Scavengers by Michael Perry.

All of Progeny Press' language arts unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview! 

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Formatted with your Middle School grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and refine their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!

Book Awards:
New York Times Best-selling author

Extra Information

Recommended Grade Level:
Future, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Study Guide Page Count:
73 pages
Study Guide Author:
Michael S. Gilleland
For the Book By:
Michael Perry

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    1 Reviews

  • Posted by Renita on 20th Jul 2018


    Great Choice for Literature Studies!!

    This is a great choice for Literature studies. It takes the "boring" out and makes it fun. Can't wait to start our next study in a couple weeks!