Yearling, The - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 9-12

English/Language Arts Credit: 1/4 Credit

Setting: Florida, 1800s

Genre: American Literature

Page Count: 56 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 11-12 weeks

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In contrast to the quiet, peaceful lives of the Baxters, their nearest neighbors, the Forresters, are loud, argumentative, and prone to being troublemakers. Jody finds their zest for life and their free and easy ways appealing. But relations between the Baxters and the Forresters are strained when Penny and Jody intervene in a fight between Lem Forrester and a friend of the family.
When the Baxters' hogs go missing, Penny and Jody venture into the scrub to search for them, suspecting that the Forresters are responsible. On the hunt Penny is bitten by a rattlesnake and nearly dies. While he is recovering from the snake bite, Penny allows Jody to take in a motherless fawn and raise it as a pet. Jody names the fawn Flag, and the deer becomes Jody's constant companion.

When reality strikes, and the family finds themselves facing hunger because of the deer, Jody must make decisions that will take him through the passage from boyhood to manhood.

Progeny Press' The Yearling English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:

Background Information: Gain insight into Florida during the late 1800s, a period of growing tourism and rapid economic growth driven by agriculture.
Author Biography: Discover the life and accomplishments of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Vocabulary: Complete various activities designed to promote retention and vocabulary expansion.
Literary Techniques: Master literary techniques, including understanding setting, recognizing dialects, delving into characterization, grasping mood, appreciating personification, understanding antonyms and synonyms, analyzing similes and metaphors, interpreting words in context, drawing comparisons, identifying instances of foreshadowing, identifying the tone, exploring themes, examining conflicts, contemplating the importance of the title, and exploring a coming-of-age theme.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Reflect on moral lessons and character values in the story. This includes exploring the significance of family bonds, understanding natural laws, appreciating the value of spending time alone and in nature, the importance of controlling one's speech, recognizing good and wise behavior, contemplating loyalty and friendship, grappling with fear and sorrow, the consequences of fighting, understanding the themes of reconciliation and forgiveness, reflecting on revenge, examining the prodigal son narrative, and the process of growing up.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Select from a range of activities and writing tasks, such as mapping and cartography, delving into the history of Florida through research, exploring the geography of the region, investigating the impact of hurricanes, studying bears and muzzle-loading rifles, conducting research on sinkholes or whooping cranes, and crafting a poem inspired by the text.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We offer a comprehensive reading list that includes additional works by the same author(s) and other books that share thematic or stylistic connections to The Yearling, as well as movie suggestions.

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

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Formatted with your High 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:
Pulitzer Prize Winner 1939   •   Lewis Carroll Shelf Award   •   Main selection of the Book of the Month Club in April 1938   •   best-selling novel in America in 1938   •   sold over a quarter of a million copies

Extra Information

Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
Florida, USA, late 1800s
American Literature
Study Guide Page Count:
65 pages
Study Guide Author:
Andrew Clausen
For the Book By:
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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    2 Reviews

  • Posted by Barbara K. on 17th Feb 2016


    Grandma approves

    I have really enjoyed using these. I am a Grandma who is helping my daughter homeschool her children in English using Skype. We meet each week to discuss novels, essays and vocabulary. The study guides are useful

  • Posted by Shruti M. on 8th May 2015


    Great product. I use it

    Great product. I use it in class and it spurs good discussion. Love how it includes teachings on literary elements.