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!
Through Clyde Robert Bulla's exciting adventure, students will learn:
About the Author: Learn about Clyde Robert Bulla.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Compare and contrast, setting, characterization, in context, dictionary, foreshadow, imagery, point of view, paraphrase, fact vs. opinion, similes, conflict, climax, resolution, theme, heroism.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Control our tongue, honor parents, wisdom, hospitality, hard work, attitude, humility, anger, emotions, faithfulness.
Activities and Writing Assignments: King Arthur, swords, knights, castles, science, discussions, first aid, field trip, service project, cooking, observation, writing, art, drama, exercise.
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 Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
The Sword in the Tree
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