Sword in the Tree, The - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 2-4

Setting: Camelot

Genre: Fantasy

Page Count: 40 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7 weeks

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Eleven-year-old Shan, son of Lord Weldon, grows up studying to become a knight and great swordsman like his father. When a long lost uncle appears one night and begins to abuse his father's hospitality, Shan begins to worry. Everything changes when his father mysteriously disappears and his uncle takes over the castle.
Shan hides his father's sword from his angry uncle and flees the castle with his mother. So begins Shan's quest to restore his heritage and claim to Weldon castle, taking his quest all the way to Camelot and the feet of King Arthur himself!

Progeny Press' Sword in the Tree Language Arts PDF download curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student with:

About the Author: Discover insights into Clyde Robert Bulla, the author behind the novel. 
Vocabulary: Boost your understanding of the novel's vocabulary through a variety of activities designed to improve retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Find what makes stories engaging by studying the literary techniques employed by Bulla, including compare and contrast, setting, characterization, in-context usage, dictionary exploration, foreshadowing, imagery, point of view, paraphrasing, distinguishing fact vs. opinion, similes, exploring conflict, identifying the climax and resolution, discerning themes, and recognizing acts of heroism.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Dig into deeper lessons, such as controlling one's tongue, honoring parents, the pursuit of wisdom, practicing hospitality, valuing hard work, shaping a positive attitude, embracing humility, managing anger and emotions, and embodying faithfulness.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Participate in a variety of activities, from exploring the legend of King Arthur and the world of swords, knights, and castles to engaging in scientific discussions, learning basic first aid, embarking on field trips, contributing to service projects, experimenting with cooking, practicing observation skills, honing writing and artistic abilities, exploring drama, and incorporating exercise into the learning experience.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a curated reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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    2 Reviews

  • Posted by Diane P. on 30th Dec 2016


    The Sword in the Tree

    The Sword in the Tree

  • Posted by Lisa S. on 23rd Oct 2015


    Beautiful lesson guide with everything

    Beautiful lesson guide with everything from comprehension questions to Bible verse comparisons to discussion questions. Thanks for providing more than I needed so that I could choose and adapt to the needs of my students. Instructor Lisa Stevenson