- Recommended Grade Level:
- Florida, late 1800's
- American Literature
- Study Guide Author:
- Andrew Clausen
- For the Book By:
- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
- Study Guide Page Count:
- 65 pages
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Through Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Pulitzer Prize winning tale, students will learn:
Background Information: Learn more about Florida in the late 1800s, tourism, and the rapid economic growth as agriculture booms.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Setting, dialect, characterization, mood, personification, antonym, synonym, simile, metaphor, in context, comparison, foreshadowing, tone, theme, conflict, title, coming-of-age.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Family, natural law, time alone, time in nature, controlling your tongue, good & wise behavior, loyalty and friendship, fear, sorrow, fighting, reconciliation & forgiveness, revenge, prodigal son, putting childish ways behind, growing up.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Mapping, history of Florida research, geography, hurricanes, bears, muzzle-loading rifles, research sink holes or whooping cranes, write a poem.
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, The Yearling. Movie suggestions included.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!
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Great product. I use it in class and it spurs good discussion.
Love how it includes teachings on literary elements.