Bridge to Terabithia

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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Summary

The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Newbery Medal-winning title by beloved author Katherine Paterson, with brand-new bonus materials including an author's note by Katherine herself and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo. Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. The two become fast friends and spend most days in the woods behind Leslie's house, where they invent an enchanted land called Terabithia. One morning, Leslie goes to Terabithia without Jess and a tragedy occurs. It will take the love of his family and the strength that Leslie has given him for Jess to be able to deal with his grief. Bridge to Terabithia was also named an ALA Notable Children’s Book and has become a touchstone of children’s literature, as have many of Katherine Paterson’s other novels, including The Great Gilly Hopkins and Jacob Have I Loved.

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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Summary

All summer, Jess pushed himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, and when the year's first school-yard race was run, he was going to win.But his victory was stolen by a newcomer, by a girl, one who didn't even know enough to stay on the girls' side of the playground. Then, unexpectedly, Jess finds himself sticking up for Leslie, for the girl who breaks rules and wins races. The friendship between the two grows as Jess guides the city girl through the pitfalls of life in their small, rural town, and Leslie draws him into the world of imaginations world of magic and ceremony called Terabithia. Here, Leslie and Jess rule supreme among the oaks and evergreens, safe from the bullies and ridicule of the mundane world. Safe until an unforeseen tragedy forces Jess to reign in Terabithia alone, and both worlds are forever changed. In this poignant, beautifully rendered novel, Katherine Paterson weaves a powerful story of friendship and courage.

The Bridge to Terabithia (Study Guide)

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The Bridge to Terabithia (Study Guide) by BookCaps Study Guides Staff Summary

The perfect companion to Katherine Paterson’s "The Bridge to Terabithia," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

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Bridge to Terabithia by Scholastic, Inc. Staff Summary

Study and lesson plan guide to accompany the book Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.

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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson,Steve Liebman,Stephanie S. Tolan Summary

Jesse, alienated from the pragmatism of his family and rural Virginian culture, draws and dreams of becoming something special. Leslie, the new girl from the city and the ultimate outsider, opens a world of imagination, art, and literature for him. Together they create Terabithia, a fantasy kingdom where they are safe from those who don't understand them. Their friendship grows as Jesse's world expands. When tragedy strikes, the strength gained in Terabithia takes Jesse forward on his own and lets him share the magic of his dreams.

An Instructional Guide for Literature: Bridge to Terabithia

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An Instructional Guide for Literature: Bridge to Terabithia by Jessica Case Summary

Use this guide to explore the story of two lonely children who form a strong friendship and create an imaginary magical forest kingdom to escape their troubles together. This instructional guide for literature supports Common Core Learning Standards and is filled with challenging cross-curricular activities and lessons that work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to better analyze and comprehend literature. This guide is the perfect tool to teach students how to analyze story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading, improve text-based vocabulary, and determine meaning through text-dependent questions. This is the perfect way to support this well-known story while adding rigor to your students' explorations of rich, complex literature.

Bridge to Terabithia Lit Link Gr. 4-6

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Bridge to Terabithia Lit Link Gr. 4-6 by N.A Summary

Download or read Bridge to Terabithia Lit Link Gr. 4-6 book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

The Bridge to Terabithia

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The Bridge to Terabithia by Janine H. Sherman Summary

LitPlan Teacher Packs have a foundation of materials for teaching works of literature. Over one hundred pages including short answer study questions, multiple choice quiz questions, discussion questions, writing assignments, vocabulary worksheets, daily lessons, unit tests, games, puzzles, review materials, bulletin board ideas, and much more.

Bridge to Terabithia - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6

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Bridge to Terabithia - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6 by Marie-Helen Goyetche Summary

Travel to an imaginary land to discover the true power of friendship and the heartache of loss. Provide open-ended application and journal prompts to excite students about the reading. Make a prediction on what the story will be about based solely on the front cover of the novel. Put events in order that led to the creation of Terabithia. Find the meaning of vocabulary words, then use each word in a sentence. Students describe how they would respond to someone bullying them. Then, students create their own imaginary place like Terabithia. Keep track of events as they happen month by month in the novel with an Events Calendar graphic organizer. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: A dramatic and fascinating story of friendship! Jesse Aarons is a fourth grader who loves to run. Once the fastest and best runner at Lark Creek Elementary School in Virginia, until he was challenged by a girl—Leslie Burke. Leslie and her parents were new to this community, and they soon became best friends; their relationship was a strong one. Then, Leslie gets a great idea to create Terabithia, a secret place in the woods only for themselves. One day, while Jesse is not there, Leslie tries to cross the bridge to Terebithia, but falls in and drowns. When Jesse finds out, he is devastated. Soon after, the Burke family moves away, but Jesse believes that she has taught him something.

Bridge to Terabithia Close Reading and Text-Dependent Questions

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Bridge to Terabithia Close Reading and Text-Dependent Questions by Jessica Case Summary

Students analyze Bridge to Terabithia using key skills from the Common Core. Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers.

Bridge to Terabithia (eBook)

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Bridge to Terabithia (eBook) by Janice K. Rugg-Davis Summary

This teaching unit helps introduce fine literature to students with a wide range of reading abilities. Each teaching unit promotes oral and written language proficiency through discussion questions and writing assignments that develop comprehension, application, synthesis, and evaluation skills. Reproducible pages contain classroom-tested activities that reinforce thinking skills while introducing the concept of analysis through class discussion. Extensive background information is provided for the teacher; students are presented with the elements of fiction, including setting, characterization, plot, point of view, and theme.

Bridge to Terabithia Leveled Comprehension Questions

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Bridge to Terabithia Leveled Comprehension Questions by Jessica Case Summary

These leveled discussion questions about Bridge to Terabithia require students to read closely, make connections, and share their analyses. Included are leveled comprehension questions and suggested answers.

Bridge to Terabithia Comprehension Assessment

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Bridge to Terabithia Comprehension Assessment by Jessica Case Summary

These assessment questions for Bridge to Terabithia are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.

Bridge to Terabithia Post-Reading Activities

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Bridge to Terabithia Post-Reading Activities by Jessica Case Summary

These assessment questions for Bridge to Terabithia are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.

Bridge to Terabithia Vocabulary Activities

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Bridge to Terabithia Vocabulary Activities by Jessica Case Summary

These vocabulary activities for Bridge to Terabithia incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the text. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences.

Bridge to Terabithia Studying the Story Elements

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Bridge to Terabithia Studying the Story Elements by Jessica Case Summary

Students will enjoy studying the story elements of Bridge to Terabithia. Through these engaging activities, students create products to share their understanding of the characters, plots, and settings of the novel.

Bridge to Terabithia Making Cross-Curricular Connections

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Bridge to Terabithia Making Cross-Curricular Connections by Jessica Case Summary

These cross-curricular activities for Bridge to Terabithia incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate literature with social studies, science, mathematics, and more. Activity pages engage and challenge students.

Bridge to Terabithia Reader Response Writing Prompts

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Bridge to Terabithia Reader Response Writing Prompts by Jessica Case Summary

Students respond to Bridge to Terabithia through writing. Various writing prompts, which require students to make connections, are provided. Narrative, opinion/argument, and informative/explanatory prompts are included.

A Parent's Guide to Bridge to Terabithia

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A Parent's Guide to Bridge to Terabithia by Brit Munsterteiger Summary

Our Parent's Guide to Bridge to Terabithia is a comprehensive book guide that allows you work with your child on this text without actually having to read the book yourself. It is designed to allow you to talk about what your child has read and be confident in assessing their responses. It will allow you to get a sense of how well your child understand what they read and also how to support them in boosting their comprehension. Our book guides for parents include: -A explanation of each section of the book guide that provides suggestions about how best to use each section to boost your child's comprehension. -An explanation of the genre of the book. -Various background materials that will help to provide a better understanding of the context of the story. -A summary of the entire book so you have a good idea of the major events that take place in the story. -An in-depth look at the various themes that will be developed throughout the book and what types of questions to ask your child as you explore these themes together. -"Big Idea" Questions that are designed to give you a sense of the deeper understands your child should take away from reading this book. -An overview of the developmental concepts that apply to children of this age and what happens in the story. It is designed to inform you about where children typically are in developing their concept of the larger world and how best to work with them to further this development as they explore the events in the story and how it applies to their own understanding and world view. -A guide to the chapter sections so you know how best to use them as your child reads this text. Each chapter guide includes: -Important vocabulary your child show know before reading the chapter so that it doesn't get in the way of their comprehension -A detailed summary of the chapter so that you can be familiar with the events from the chapter without having to read it yourself -Text-Based Questions with example responses: These questions address the events of the story with basic recall questions. Each question comes with a sample answer so you have a good idea of what your child should say in response to these questions. -Critical Thinking Questions with example responses: These questions push your child to think about the events of the chapter in a more challenging way. Each question comes with a sample answer so you have a good idea of what your child should say in response to these questions. -Theme Based Questions with example responses: These questions are designed to help child connect the events of the chapter to the development of the themes throughout the story. Each question comes with a sample answer so you have a good idea of what your child should say in response to these questions. -Making Connections Questions: These questions challenge your child to make connections between the events of the story and things that may have happened to them in their own lives. Everyone's experiences are unique, so there are no sample answers here. Once you arrive at these questions, you'll have a good idea of what an appropriate response would be like.