Drawing on her own experiences with and observations of friendship helped her do that. These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Ask students to revise their trading cards as needed. Essay Topic 4 Janice Avery is feared by Jess and Leslie. Summary and 10 discussion questions.
Where would it take him? She was his other, more exciting self — his way to Terabithia and all the worlds beyond. Please note that the views put forth in guest posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of the Inspired Prompt crew as a whole or the writers individually. Explain how this is so and offer comparative examples to demonstrate this concept. My favorite is Gates of Excellence: on Reading and Writing Books for Children. Have students self-assess their cards using the checklist before you review all trading cards for completeness.
What were you afraid of, and how did you face your fear? Paterson reminds me of why I write for children. Then have a boy read aloud the third verse, asking the class to imagine they are listening to Jess speaking to Leslie. The bridge Jess constructs after Leslie's death is a symbol of his love for Leslie and the land they created. Certainly her views are not engineered to satisfy orthodoxy. Ask them to think about the responses they have just shared and brainstorm ideas for each topic. Except now he has to do it alone. Leslie is well read, imaginative, courageous, and self-assured.
How would the novel be different if Paterson had censored her own language, or changed the writing style entirely to something more descriptive and academic? How just and how effective is the revenge that Jess and Leslie seek against Janice for her theft from May Belle? Jess has never been taught to look at things from such an angle, and without this angle, all that's left of religion is a set of rules, a longish ceremony, and hard pews and kneelers. The title itself symbolizes Leslie. Jean Matthew Hall blogs Encouraging Words for parents, for writers and for picture book lovers on her blog at. Considering that Bridge to Terabithia is a story about a new girl - Leslie - who moves to a small town in Virginia and creates a secret kingdom with her best friend, it appears that Paterson wove a significant amount of her own childhood into the story. It happens just like that, and Leslie - and the magic she created - is gone. Wreath After Leslie's death, Jess visits Terabithia, and builds a wreath to honor Leslie. Scroll down for a second activity involving a field trip.
Imagine that after some time has passed, Jess has decided to write a letter to the Burkes to let them know what their daughter meant to him and how his life has changed since he first met her. Leslie has imagination and inspiration and Jess envies that. Neither the Aarons family nor the Burke family attends church with any regularity; the Aaronses go once a year, out of a sense of tradition rather than any spiritual desire, and the Burkes never attend at all. Leslie and Jess quickly become friends and after school one day, they find an abandoned area behind their homes that can only be reached by swinging on a rope over a water-filled creek. B Do you think that the children pictured on the cover are friends? What does this suggest about the neighborhood and community where Jess is living? Using the inquiry-based 5E model of instruction, this product offers valuable strategies for developing students' scientific content knowledge. She is also the author of several books to inspire and inform those who write for children.
Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers. In the beginning of the novel, Jess is very much in his own world, he is angry and depressed due to his duties on the farm and constantly annoyed with his four sisters and both his parents. Discuss student responses in class and tell each student to record his or her own predictions on the sheet. By Jean Matthew Hall at I am called to write books for children. Make sure students are able to identify the similarities and differences among their information sets and that they are listening to each other as they discuss the differences.
The authors who most inspire me also write for children. Bridge to Terabithia: Bridge to Terabithia Bridge to Terabithia: Bridge to Terabithia - Quiz For edHelper. When the rope snaps while Leslie is using it, everything changes. In particular, what does Paterson's take seem to be on organized religion? What is the role of the family in Bridge to Terabithia? When he returns home, he finds out that something terrible has happened to Leslie. Help students develop fluent and meaningful oral reading, and develop vocabulary and word decoding skills.
Burke, who are different caring maternal figures towards Jess. Symbols in Bridge to Terabithia Rope and Bridge The rope the children swing to enter Terabithia is a symbol in the story. Themes of Bridge to Terabithia Friendship The main theme of Bridge to Terabithia is friendship, thanks to the special relationship that forms between Jess and Leslie. Somehow with age, those vivid imaginations tend to disappear as the years go by - just ask your parents. Bridge to Terabithia: Bridge to Terabithia Bridge to Terabithia: Bridge to Terabithia - Quiz For edHelper. Number of Keys Select the number of different printables to make:.
The goal of the Inspired Prompt blog is to educate and inform writers, with an emphasis on new and Indie writers. Bridge to Terabithia Analysis Did you know that author Katherine Paterson moved almost 20 times - including a stay in Virginia - when she was a child? Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. What did that feel like? What is it about her that appeals to Jess so strongly? Is it presented in a positive, negative, or indifferent light? Begin this session by giving students a chance to ask questions about what they have read in Chapters 1 to 4. See the progress your students make while they are reading! Students make predictions, write a summary, and analyze. All summer long he practices running but on the first day of school, he gets beat by the new girl, Leslie Burke. Usually my bridges have turned out looking much more like the bridge of Terabithia, a few planks over a nearly dry gully, than like that elegant span across the Narrows. Could the song lyrics apply to you and a friend of yours? Bridge to Terabithia Worksheets and Literature Unit by Katherine Paterson Grades 3-5 Daily Reading Journal Go beyond a simple book report.