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This guide was updated in 2018.
This is a two-week literature guide for the book titled The Family Under the Bridge, by Natalie Savage Carlson. In this book, Armand, a hobo in Paris who says he doesn't like children, finds three "starlings" in his niche under the bridge.
The guide is a Christmas Classic because the story occurs at Christmastime, but the book can be read, studied, and enjoyed at any time of the year.
The mini-guide contains ten sections that include vocabulary exercises, discussion questions, reading activities, life application/Bible connections, and an answer key.
This is an interactive guide that enables parents/teachers to facilitate an oral discussion of the book, but it only provides space for one student to complete fill-in-the-blank activities. If you are interested in using the guide with more than one student, check out the options:
1) Reproducibles -- they contain all of the fill-in-the-blank activities:
2) Workbook format -- in this format students have room to write answers (if you purchase the guide in this format, you do not need to purchase the reproducibles):
The content of the guide in interactive format and the guide in workbook format is the same.
A free resource for Beginning Readers:
Links for more Christmas materials:
Mini-Guides for Juniors (4th-6th grades):
*NOTE: These mini-guides for the books by Patricia St. John are for the revised (by Mary Mills) editions.
Study Guides (5th-8th grades):
**NOTE: These study guides are for the original books by Patricia St. John
Study Guide (9th-12th grades)
A list of Christmas books:
Mini-guides are used in home schools, co-ops, and traditional schools. Click on the link to browse through all of the Mini-Guides for Juniors.
Mini-Guide for Juniors: The Family Under the Bridge Interactive by Christian Novel Studies is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.