This document is a detailed summary of Katherine Paterson’s classic novel A Bridge to Terabithia. Throughout the summary, I have pointed out critical literary elements, such as foreshadowing, irony, symbolism, et cetera. A teacher could use this as personal notes from which to design whole-group or small-group chapter review sessions or share it as is with the whole class to enhance comprehension.
The teacher may notice that many of the summary elements could serve as an answer key should he or she care to write a complementary writing prompt. For example, in chapter eight, the following prompt works well: Why might Mr. Aarons have been mad and rude when he finds Jesse and Leslie in the barn? One of the bullet point summaries could be easily turned into a model answer for this prompt.
★If you like these summaries, you might like other Bridge to Terabithia materials that I have created. Find them on my TpT page.
-Carolann Reznick~Literacy Rigor
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