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Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, ALA Booklist Editors' Choice: Media (audio book), #51 on the Big Read List (UK’s top 200), Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children, School Library Journal All-time Children’s novels.
Mary Lennox lives in India and grows up with her Ayah (an Indian nursemaid) waiting on her hand and foot, becoming spoiled and tyrannical. After a cholera epidemic leaves Mary as the only survivor, she is sent to England to live with her uncle, Mr. Archibald Craven, a hunchbacked recluse - and her only living relative. When Mary arrives at Misselthwaite Manor she meets Martha, a kindly, down-to-earth servant, and one of twelve children from a neighboring farm across the moor. Mary befriends Martha's brother, Dickon who loves animals and the moor. When she discovers another boy in the mansion who cries in the night, and then discovers a locked garden in dire need of a gardener, her life and those of all around her are about to change.
Through Frances Hodgson Burnett's delightful coming-of-age tale, students will learn:
About the Author: Learn about Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Background Information: British colonies.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Antonym, setting, mood, characterization, personality traits, synonyms, dialect, dictionary, similes, metaphors, point of view, theme, tone.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Trust God, authority, loneliness, do good, work, fruits of the Spirit, anxiety, friendship, immortality, savior, healing, God in control, magic, God's word, Doxology, praise God.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Writing, research, mapwork, art, England, poster, gardening, field trips.
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,
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
Features and Benefits of the study guide
Printed Workbook Format
- Large 8.5x11 format is convenient to read and easy on the eyes
- Every question has plenty of whitespace for student’s answers
- Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
- Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
- Provides a permanent record of the student’s work
- Convenient, removable answer key included for the teacher!
- Provides the study guide in universally compatible PDF format (works on Mac AND Windows)
- No costly software purchases necessary
- Our Interactive Study Guide should be opened with the FREE Adobe Readerprogram. With the interactive feature, students have the capability of entering their answers directly on the computer and saving their work in progress.
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- Print the whole guide at once
- Print single lessons or pages as the student completes them
- Print multiple copies of the entire guide for classroom sets
- Easy to use with multiple students
- Complete separate answer key file included for the teacher!
- Recommended Grade Level:
- England, 1800s
- Workbook ISBN:
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- Study Guide Author:
- Bethine Ellie
- For the Book By:
- Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Study Guide Page Count:
- 65 pages