Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy is a young adult historical novel by Gary D. Schmidt, The book received the Newbery Honor in 2005 and was selected as a Michael L. Printz Honor that same year. This is a tragic novel based on actual events and offers much for discussion, which might spur readers on to further research. In addition to its depiction of racism in early 20th-century New England, There are relationships of many kinds to explore, moral growth and change in several characters, majority vs. minority rights, and unintended consequences of one's actions. Its lyrical and metaphorical writing are terrific examples for writing classes.
This study guide consists of comprehension, vocabulary, research, and writing exercises. Comprehension is evaluated through the use of short answers, extended responses, writing a personal narrative, comparing and contrasting, and grammar exercises. The students gain knowledge through completing an internet scavenger hunt. This novel is suitable for 6th graders. If you would like 110 writing prompts to use with this novel, please go to http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Story-Elements-Tic-Tac-Toe-110-Questions-For-Any-Novel
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy - A 20 page study guide by Ellen Gabor
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